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 Provided by The Hill WikiLeaks cancels Tuesday announcement over security concerns
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.

Many reporters online have questioned TruePundit, the source of the original report and New York Magazine published a post Monday night which it said explained the “viral rumor that Hillary Clinton wanted to drone-strike Julian Assange.”

“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.

WikiLeaks tweeted a Washington Examiner report about the video on Monday and on Sunday posted a screengrab from a TruePundit report that said Clinton once asked during a State Department briefing, “Can’t we just drone this guy?”

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager declined Monday to comment on recent reports alleging the Democratic nominee once suggested sending a drone strike after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. I’m…

 

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Hillary Clinton on Assange “Can’t we just drone this guy” — report http://truepundit.com/under-intense-pressure-to-silence-wikileaks-secretary-of-state-hillary-clinton-proposed-drone-strike-on-julian-assange/