Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she doesn’t remember ever commenting — joking or otherwise — about using a drone strike against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
“I don’t recall any joke,” Clinton said, when asked Tuesday at a press conference in Pennsylvania.
“It would have been a joke, if it had been said, but I don’t recall that.”
The website TruePundit posted a report Sunday that alleged Clinton had in 2010 spoken of a drone strike against Assange.
The report cited State Department sources and claimed Clinton had said: “Can’t we just drone this guy?”
Many reporters online have questioned TruePundit, the source of the original report.
New York Magazine published a post Monday night that it said explained the “viral rumor that Hillary Clinton wanted to drone-strike Julian Assange.”
“I’m reticent to comment on anything that the WikiLeaks people have said. They’ve made a lot of accusations in the past,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told a reporter at WTTG Fox 5 DC on Monday.
WikiLeaks tweeted a Washington Examiner report about the video on Monday, and on Sunday posted a screen grab from a TruePundit report.