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Clinton: ‘I don’t recall any joke’ about droning WikiLeaks founder


Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she doesn’t remember ever commenting — joking or otherwise — about using a drone strike against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

{mosads}“I don’t recall any joke,” Clinton said, when asked Tuesday at a press conference in Pennsylvania.

“It would have been a joke, if it had been said, but I don’t recall that.”

The website TruePundit posted a report Sunday that alleged Clinton had in 2010 spoken of a drone strike against Assange.

The report cited State Department sources and claimed Clinton had said: “Can’t we just drone this guy?” 

Many reporters online have questioned TruePundit, the source of the original report.

New York Magazine published a post Monday night that 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,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told a reporter at WTTG Fox 5 DC on Monday. 

WikiLeaks tweeted a Washington Examiner report about the video on Monday, and on Sunday posted a screen grab from a TruePundit report.

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