For the past few months, Wikileaks founder and figurehead Julian Assange has stated that his next leak of information “will ensure Hillary Clinton’s arrest.” It was the October Surprise many of us hoped for – and the release was planned for tomorrow.
However, we reported yesterday, Assange had to cancel his planned balcony announcement in London amid “security concerns,” but then decided to appear via video on Tuesday morning at Wikileak’s 10th anniversary celebration in Berlin instead.
What were those security concerns? Perhaps they had something to do with information a website calledTrue Pundit just published, allegedly showing Hillary wanted Assange dead. Wikileaks is promoting that information on its Twitter feed.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 3, 2016
The Daily Mail reports: After Clinton allegedly proposed a drone strike, another solution was reportedly brought up to solve the WikiLeaks problem: place a bounty for Assange’s capture and extradition to the United States. Figures discussed were in the area of $10 million, according to TruePundit.
And following that meeting, one of Clinton’s top aides – Anne-Marie Slaughter, the State Department’s director of policy planning – wrote an email to Clinton, Clinton’s aides Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan as well as Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills with the subject line ‘an SP memo on possible legal and nonlegal strategies re Wikileaks.’
This year, WikiLeaks has already released information stolen by unknown hackers from the Democratic leadership in advance of the party’s convention. The 20,000 leaked emails showed how party officials had tried to undermine Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders.
The Gateway Pundit added this disclaimer on its report of the story, “For the record… Wikileaks may be getting punked here. TruePundit may be a hoax website.” However, after browsing the site, I couldn’t find any stories that were obviously faked or uncorroborated by other websites. In fact, after reviewing their Twitter feed, they make an effort to distance themselves from conspiratorial websites like Infowars. If this story is a hoax, it’s the exception.
We’ll see just how damning this information is tomorrow, and it just might make sense that Hillary was willing to do anything to keep it secret.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]