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Clinton Campaign Manager ‘Reticent’ To Comment On Whether Hillary Mulled Drone Strike On Wikileaks

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Leah wrote about the press conference Wikileaks’ Julian Assange had via video link in Berlin, where he said that significant leaks would be published over the course of ten weeks. Being that it’s also the ten-year anniversary of the organization, Assange discussed its past, present, and future as well. It wasn’t the bombshell people were hoping for, though the organization’s Twitter feed has been hammering Clinton over an alleged FBI 302 report showing that Hillary Clinton pondered hitting Assange with a drone strike in November of 2010.

At the time, Clinton was furious over Wikileaks’ publication of State Department cables, though this report has yet to be verified and it was most likely a joke. Nevertheless, the intrigue hasn’t gone away thanks to Clinton campaign manager being “reticent” to comment on whether the former first lady discussed killing Assange (via The Hill)

Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook declined to comment about an alleged remark by the Democratic nominee asking if a drone strike could go after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Amid speculation about the release of an “October surprise” by Assange, WTTG Fox 5 DC reporter Ronica Cleary published a video clip of her interview with Mook on Monday.

In it, she asked if the report was true and if the comment was made in jest.

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“I'm reticent to comment on anything that the WikiLeaks people have said. They've made a lot of accusations in the past," Mook told Cleary.

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Mook shifted the attention to Donald Trump in his interview with Cleary, claiming the GOP presidential nominee and his allies are using Clinton’s alleged comment as a distraction from the GOP nominee’s debate performance last week. He knocked Trump’s early-morning tweeting about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

“Donald Trump and his allies are trying to do everything they can to change the debate here right now,” Mook said. “They’ve got to find some way to change this up and they’re trying to do that by doubling down on conspiracy theories.”

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So, Wikileaks is a Trump ally? Yet, forget that aspect, Clinton had a great performance, everyone said that she won (I thought it was a draw), and she still can’t get a significant lead over Trump. The new CNN/ORC has her up five points, which can easily be chipped away over the next five weeks.

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