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What does Wikileaks have on Hillary Clinton?


Conventional wisdom has it that October is the month of political surprises, and that wisdom has rarely been proven true but, well, in this election, anything is possible. The New York Times already dropped their bombshell on Trump’s taxes (and there may be more to come), but not all is well within Camp Clinton either. Former Trump advisor and lover of political mayhem Roger Stone sent an early morning tweet on Sunday that promised a busy week for the DNC.

Wikileaks head wikileaker Julian Assange has had it out for Hillary Clinton for this entire election, and he’s proven a significant thorn in her side, including his notorious email hack that ended up costing the DNC its head, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. He also floated a ludicrous conspiracy that Clinton’s team had the staffer who “leaked” Clinton’s emails murdered, so there’s definitely a lot of grains of salt to be taken around here. Assange has hinted that he’s not finished with Clinton yet, and if Stone is to be believed, he’s coming in hot with something this week.

Or will he? Assange had a planned announcement from the balcony of London’s Ecuadorian Embassy on Tuesday, and that would presumably be the announcement that brought the Clintons down. Assange has now canceled that announcement citing “security concerns” (uh-huh. Suuure). He’ll be delivering his announcement from the relative safety of Berlin(?) instead.

So, what’s in the announcement? A bizarre clue may come from Wikileaks’ own Twitter account, where it dropped an unsourced screencap alleging Hillary Clinton once asked, “Can’t we just drone this guy?”

If true, this comes across like an irresponsible and tasteless joke, but it wouldn’t be much of an October surprise. Donald Trump says garbage like this on any day ending in “y.” But even so, there’s not much reason to think this is true. The tweet links to True Pundit, a website Snopes has debunked many times in the past, and only cites vague “sources at the State Department.” We all know how seriously the GOP takes “sources.”

So in all likelihood, if Assange and Wikileaks have anything at all, it’ll be bigger than an ugly joke that cannot be proved to have ever even happened. But what is it? That’s what’s probably keeping the DNC awake at night.

And since we’re already deep into conspiracy theory territory, here’s one more little nugget from Politico correspondent Glenn Thrush: Assange has some damning information on the GOP too.

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