Yahoo News reports:
In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation.
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. 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 conversations were part of an unprecedented CIA campaign directed against WikiLeaks and its founder. The agency’s multipronged plans also included extensive spying on WikiLeaks associates, sowing discord among the group’s members, and stealing their electronic devices.
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“In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality & practicality of such an operation.”https://t.co/t9FMbBt5cT
— Zach Dorfman (@zachsdorfman) September 26, 2021
A shocking, disturbing story from @YahooNews: The CIA, led by Mike Pompeo under Trump, repeatedly and seriously considered extrajudicially kidnapping and even assassinating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. https://t.co/WLbweJe9pN pic.twitter.com/Ob2PKFvckb
— Freedom of the Press (@FreedomofPress) September 26, 2021
More than 30 US intel officials confirm Mike Pompeo’s CIA used UC Global in plot to kidnap or kill Julian Assange & spy on his associates – a criminal operation I revealed at @TheGrayzoneNews in May 2020 https://t.co/a1TjJLBnJq
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) September 26, 2021
It’s never—not once—ill served me to presume that the opposite of whatever Donald Trump says is true, so I take the statement below as a signal that Trump in fact seriously discussed trying to have Julian Assange assassinated, honestly something I’d never previously contemplated. https://t.co/twVvrQLRle
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) September 26, 2021
Some Trump admin officials were so freaked out by Mike Pompeo talking about assassinating or kidnapping Julian Assange in London that they notified members of Congress https://t.co/ijK8DwLNx4 pic.twitter.com/P58xKFMNoe
— Tom Gara (@tomgara) September 26, 2021