- A new report claims that the CIA plotted to kidnap or assassinate Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and Mike Pompeo reportedly “spearheaded” the discussions.
- “The CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to request ‘sketches’ or ‘options’ for how to assassinate him,” the report explained.
- Talk of kidnapping or killing Assange happened “at the highest levels” of the administration, a counterintelligence official claimed. “There seemed to be no boundaries.”
Ken Meyer from Mediaite writes:
“A new report claims that the CIA plotted to kidnap and possibly assassinate Wikileaks founder Julian Assange years ago, and Mike Pompeo ‘spearheaded” these discussions.
Before Pompeo was secretary of state to former President Donald Trump, he was director of the CIA until he was selected to take over for his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. Yahoo! News released a report on Sunday claiming CIA and other Trump administration officials had proposals back in 2017 to abduct Assange from Ecuador’s embassy in London.
“Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to request ‘sketches’ or ‘options’ for how to assassinate him,” the report said. “Discussions over kidnapping or killing Assange occurred ‘at the highest levels’ of the Trump administration, said a former senior counterintelligence official. ‘There seemed to be no boundaries.’”
The report says Pompeo sought vengeance against Assange for WikiLeaks’ publication of Vault 7, a trove of documents with insights into the CIA’s hacking capabilities…”
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