Mike Pompeo Denies Trump Administration Planned To Kidnap Or Assassinate Julian Assange: ‘Makes For Pretty Good Fiction’

During an appearance on The Megyn Kelly Show, former CIA director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied a report that the Trump administration considered kidnapping or assassinating Julian Assange.

Megyn Kelly asked Pompeo about a Yahoo! News article reporting that in 2017, Trump officials entertained the idea of abducting the Wikileaks founder from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, or possibly assassinating him.

Assange had been granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012 after Sweden sought his extradition from the United Kingdom over allegations of sexual assauly. He remained in the embassy until 2019, when Ecuador turned him over to British authorities.

“Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far as to
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