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Wikileaks Is Now In The Biz Of Pushing Hillary Clinton Conspiracy Theories

This is quite strange. Assange is trying to tie the July death of a DNC staffer in an apparent armed robbery to HRC’s campaign, offering a $20k reward for further info. The piece quotes Assange:

“Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often very significant risks. A 27-year-old, who works for the DNC, was shot in the back, murdered just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons as he was walking down the street in Washington,” Assange told an interviewer. He went on to say “there’s no finding” that Rich was killed in a robbery.

He stops just short of saying the robber was the DNC leaker, but implies it by leaving two possibly unrelated sentences hanging out suspiciously closely. “Whistleblowers take risks. A DNC staffer was shot.”

I certainly find it more believable that damaged narcissist and avowed Clinton opponent Julian Assange would do something almost criminally misleading like this, more than I buy Clinton would have a DNC staffer killed, especially the July before an election. C’mon Hillary, can’t you hold off killing people for just a few months?!

• August 10, 2016, 4:04 pm |