Assange claims Hillary Clinton ‘pushing’ for a Pence takeover

WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Tuesday, without offering any proof, that Hillary Clinton and intelligence officials “close to” Vice President Pence are working to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency in an effort to replace him with his vice president.

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In the first of a pair of tweets from an account WikiLeaks said was activited by its founder, Assange claimed that Trump’s 2016 presidential election opponent Hillary Clinton stated privately this month that she is “pushing for a Pence takeover.” He claimed Clinton views Pence as “predictable hence defeatable.”

CLINTON STATED PRIVATELY THIS MONTH THAT SHE IS QUIETLY PUSHING FOR A PENCE TAKEOVER. SHE STATED THAT PENCE IS PREDICTABLE HENCE DEFEATABLE.- JULIAN ASSANGE (@JULIANASSANGE) MARCH 14, 2017

The second tweet alleges two unnamed intelligence community officials “close to Pence” stated privately this month that they are planning on a “Pence takeover.” Assange does not say whether that means they are behind the plans or if they are simply expecting a takeover. He also said the two IC officials didn’t state whether Pence agrees with the takeover.

TWO IC OFFICIALS CLOSE TO PENCE STATED PRIVATELY THIS MONTH THAT THEY ARE PLANNING ON A PENCE TAKEOVER. DID NOT STATE IF PENCE AGREES.- JULIAN ASSANGE (@JULIANASSANGE) MARCH 14, 2017

The intelligence community published a report in January concluding that Russia worked to tip the 2016 election in Trump’s favor through a series of hacks of Democratic officials’ emails. The report said that Russian operatives chose websites like WikiLeaks to publish the material – a claim that WikiLeaks denies.

WikiLeaks published last week the first in a series of what it claims are documents stolen from the CIA’s secret hacking program, calling it the “Vault 7” leak, which shows the agency’s capability to break into a number of devices.

Several right-wing news outlets, like Breitbart News and the Federalist, have run stories in recent days alleging that former President Barack Obama is developing a “shadow government” to take down Trump’s administration. These articles follow a number of leaks from unnamed officials that have raised questions on the Trump team’s ties to Russia and Trump’s assertion, without proof, that Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

Matt Drudge, editor and founder of the influential Drudge Report, attacked congressional Republicans Tuesday over what he apparently sees as their decision to abandon their pledge to cut taxes.

On social media Tuesday morning, Drudge accused the GOP of lying about their promise on tax reform.

“[By the way], Republicans lied about wanting tax cuts,” Drudge wrote on Twitter. “Can we get our votes back?”

BTW, Republicans lied about wanting tax cuts. Can we get our votes back?- MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) March 14, 2017

Drudge, a supporter of President Trump, appeared to be referring to the lack of movement on legislation to reform the tax code, which Republicans have said would result in lower

Source: The Washington Examiner