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Not Funny: Clinton Denies Allegations of Joking About Drone Bombing Assange

US Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has denied allegations that she joked about carrying out a drone strike against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in 2010.

MOSCOW, October 5 (Sputnik) — On Sunday, the True Pundit website said citing its sources that Clinton asked if the United States could have "just droned this guy [Assange]" while speaking at the Department of State on November 23, 2010.

"I don't recall any joke. It would have been a joke, if it had been said, but I don't recall that," Clinton said at a press conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Tuesday as quoted by the Politico online news outlet.

A video link up with Julian Assange, journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, at the session, End of the Monopoly: The Open Information Age, held as part of the New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream international media forum at the Rossiya Segodnya International Multimedia Press Center - Sputnik International
Julian Assange Delivering Speech on WikiLeaks' 10th Anniversary
Assange has been residing at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 for fear of being extradited to Sweden where he has been accused of rape.

He denies the allegations, claiming they are a ruse organized by Washington to hand him over to the United States where he is wanted for leaking thousands of top-secret military documents.

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