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(Independent)   Trump pinky swears that he really is telling the truth this time and that he didn't consider assassinating Julian Assange   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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2021-09-27 5:16:49 PM  
He did
 
2021-09-27 5:46:54 PM  
Assange has been very badly treated, just like Me, says Trump.

I would never assassinate a foreigner abroad unless Putin told me who.

shiate Iranians, Kurds, and other Middle Eastern types don't count? Right?

I mean Obama got away with murder with Osama Ben Laden and the founding of ISIS (not encouragment, being a charter member).

Blather, blather, blather.
 
2021-09-27 5:49:06 PM  

cretinbob: He did


And Rudy was sent to set it up.
 
2021-09-27 5:49:33 PM  
Was there some cash for him one way or the other. Money, pride, and spite in that order are his motivations, he doesn't give a tinker's cuss about anything else.
 
2021-09-27 5:51:06 PM  

MrBallou: cretinbob: He did

And Rudy was sent to set it up.


That would not surprise me
 
2021-09-27 5:59:56 PM  
Probably true.  He doesn't consider anything.  But he may have talked about it.  Loudly and repeatedly.
 
2021-09-27 6:00:53 PM  
I've been checked out for most of this year.  Trump was going to assasinate Assange?  Or is this just his random blathering saying something stupid that someone wrote down (and no one ate the note).
 
2021-09-27 6:02:20 PM  
Pretty sure Trump wanted to swat raid every poster from RawStory, Mediaite, and Fark in that order.
 
2021-09-27 6:04:29 PM  
This is weasel wording. Think about, consider, plan, plot etc.

It's rabbit-hole journalism. It's the President's Sequet Pwan To Combat Infwaytion. If he has a plan, why is it secret? When will he reveal his secret? If he doesn't have a plan, then why doesn't he have a plan? Doesn't infwaytion matter to him? Does he plan to have a plan?
 
2021-09-27 6:04:45 PM  
Thata funny, considering that some in the MAGA crowd considered Assange to be a hero.
 
2021-09-27 6:04:57 PM  

ChimpMitten: I've been checked out for most of this year.  Trump was going to assasinate Assange?  Or is this just his random blathering saying something stupid that someone wrote down (and no one ate the note).


Trump has a history of hating people who can read and write.

So does Mike Pompeo.

Fascists don't permit slaves to read.
 
2021-09-27 6:05:07 PM  
People Trump seriously considered having killed:
Assange, Merkle, any registered Democrat, RBG, Pence...

People Trump actually killed: Stupid Arrogant Republicans
 
2021-09-27 6:07:41 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Probably true.  He doesn't consider anything.  But he may have talked about it.  Loudly and repeatedly.


He's the human embodiment of the phrase, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?!"

Trump just told people to "figure it out" and "take care of it".  He didn't care how it was figured out or how it was done.  If it just so happened that the people answering his demands broke the law, then so be it, as long as he had plausible deniability.
 
2021-09-27 6:11:49 PM  

Outshined_One: Olympic Trolling Judge: Probably true.  He doesn't consider anything.  But he may have talked about it.  Loudly and repeatedly.

He's the human embodiment of the phrase, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?!"

Trump just told people to "figure it out" and "take care of it".  He didn't care how it was figured out or how it was done.  If it just so happened that the people answering his demands broke the law, then so be it, as long as he had plausible deniability.


He likes plausible deniability.
 
2021-09-27 6:12:54 PM  

Purple_Urkle: ChimpMitten: I've been checked out for most of this year.  Trump was going to assasinate Assange?  Or is this just his random blathering saying something stupid that someone wrote down (and no one ate the note).

Trump has a history of hating people who can read and write.

So does Mike Pompeo.

Fascists don't permit slaves to read.


Well, that clears that up...

Anyone not eating paint chips have any insight?
 
2021-09-27 6:13:47 PM  
Wtfc

/who the fark cares?
 
2021-09-27 6:14:28 PM  
Haev we dicussed Khashoggi yet?
 
2021-09-27 6:15:54 PM  
FIND ME SOMEONE TO KILL, I WANT TO KILL A JOURNALIST! I HATE THAT LYING FAKE NEWS!
- 45** plausibly

[Oh I agree the fake news is problematic, Julian Assange has been a pest, would you like to take care of him?] - [redacted] plausibly

"Who?" - 45** plausibly

[He runs wikileaks] - [redacted] plausibly

"I NEED A DIET COKE AND MY PHONE, PLEASE!" - 45**
"Why are you still here, I'm taking Executive Time! I am a busy man!" - 45** plausibly
 
2021-09-27 6:17:17 PM  
Eh. I wouldn't have cared.

Not that i condone it.
 
2021-09-27 6:19:20 PM  

ChimpMitten: Purple_Urkle: ChimpMitten: I've been checked out for most of this year.  Trump was going to assasinate Assange?  Or is this just his random blathering saying something stupid that someone wrote down (and no one ate the note).

Trump has a history of hating people who can read and write.

So does Mike Pompeo.

Fascists don't permit slaves to read.

Well, that clears that up...

Anyone not eating paint chips have any insight?


Nice to see you too.
No harm in taking another vacation away.
 
2021-09-27 6:24:37 PM  
I mean, depending on your definition of "consider".

In the sense that he 100% definitely asked advisors whether he could do it and was told 'no' at least a few times (not because he's persistent, because he's debilitatingly senile and has been observed to forget what he did five minutes ago in on-camera interviews, so he's definitely done it in meetings), he considered it.

In the official sense of what the government means when it says it's "considering" something, actual plans being drawn up and reviewed by passing them between departments and shiat, no, I would almost certainly say the administration didn't consider it.  Even Kushner wasn't far enough gone to actually put political assassination shiat in writing, and Trump, like... basically can't write at all in the actual 'functional literacy' sense so that's probably out too.

Like... assassinating actual foreign political officials in autocratic states where the line between civil leader and military personnel (aka 'legitimate target to some degree') is well within the usual operations of the US, or even just foreign political leaders in general (someone already mentioned Khashoggi by now, i assume).  Assassinating people who identify as journalists even if they are Russian intelligence assets (Which Assange... fairly unambiguously was, though not necessarily a Kremlin agent trained by them as such) is a bridge we typically didn't cross even during the cold war because of the backlash.

// Trump probably could write at at least the 'sign your autograph' level of making letters 'n shiat, but senile dementia with symptoms as sever as he's continually exhibiting in public frequently comes with frequent or continuous bouts of coordination loss and eventually total loss of effective literacy.
 
2021-09-27 6:26:17 PM  
Sorry, not Khashoggi, i meant Solemani.  The one we killed, not the one we covered up someone else killing.  Gettin' my US war crimes and accessory to war crimes mixed up, there's just too many of them.  My bad.
 
2021-09-27 6:31:59 PM  

Opacity: People Trump seriously considered having killed:
Assange, Merkle, any registered Democrat, RBG, Pence...

People Trump actually killed: Stupid Arrogant Republicans


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2021-09-27 6:36:01 PM  

Purple_Urkle: FIND ME SOMEONE TO KILL, I WANT TO KILL A JOURNALIST! I HATE THAT LYING FAKE NEWS!
- 45** plausibly

[Oh I agree the fake news is problematic, Julian Assange has been a pest, would you like to take care of him?] - [redacted] plausibly

"Who?" - 45** plausibly

[He runs wikileaks] - [redacted] plausibly

"I NEED A DIET COKE AND MY PHONE, PLEASE!" - 45**
"Why are you still here, I'm taking Executive Time! I am a busy man!" - 45** plausibly


Trump saying "please"? That's not plausible.
 
2021-09-27 6:44:49 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Pretty sure Trump wanted to swat raid every poster from RawStory, Mediaite, and Fark in that order.


ChimpMitten: Purple_Urkle: ChimpMitten: I've been checked out for most of this year.  Trump was going to assasinate Assange?  Or is this just his random blathering saying something stupid that someone wrote down (and no one ate the note).

Trump has a history of hating people who can read and write.

So does Mike Pompeo.

Fascists don't permit slaves to read.

Well, that clears that up...

Anyone not eating paint chips have any insight?


What? Is that a bad thing?

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/makes note to stop buying chips at the dollar store
 
2021-09-27 6:57:02 PM  
Ok let's say he actually authorized it and the plan was carried out. What doesTrumo/the US gain by his death?
 
2021-09-27 6:59:03 PM  
What American President HAS NOT planned to assassinate Assange?

It's like a tradition.
 
2021-09-27 7:05:58 PM  
So Wikileaks has boodles of incriminating evidence against him that they didn't release to the public?

And told the fake president that there's a deadman's switch.

Well, there's another person that could extort the wannabe mafia don.
 
2021-09-27 7:19:25 PM  
And Trump was the guy Assange wanted to win?
 
2021-09-27 7:31:11 PM  
Documents and testimony say otherwise, lying sack of dogshiat.
 
2021-09-27 7:45:58 PM  
Would this be about the time Assange's lawyer opened up about Trumo offering Assange a pardon if he testified that Russua wasn't his source on the DNC hack?
 
2021-09-27 7:51:29 PM  
Oh please!  We all considered assassinating Assange at one time or another.
 
2021-09-27 7:54:59 PM  

Purple_Urkle: ChimpMitten: Purple_Urkle: ChimpMitten: I've been checked out for most of this year.  Trump was going to assasinate Assange?  Or is this just his random blathering saying something stupid that someone wrote down (and no one ate the note).

Trump has a history of hating people who can read and write.

So does Mike Pompeo.

Fascists don't permit slaves to read.

Well, that clears that up...

Anyone not eating paint chips have any insight?

Nice to see you too.
No harm in taking another vacation away.


Can't say I remember you, but I'll give your suggestion the weight it deserves.
 
2021-09-27 7:56:58 PM  
Assange was a bought and paid for stooge for Putin.
Donnie One Term might have talked tough, but he wasn't going to do anything his Soviet Daddy didn't approve of.
 
2021-09-27 8:42:52 PM  
That website hurts my phone.
 
2021-09-27 9:01:28 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: This is weasel wording. Think about, consider, plan, plot etc.

It's rabbit-hole journalism. It's the President's Sequet Pwan To Combat Infwaytion. If he has a plan, why is it secret? When will he reveal his secret? If he doesn't have a plan, then why doesn't he have a plan? Doesn't infwaytion matter to him? Does he plan to have a plan?


You get bonus points for mocking the "woot canaw".
 
2021-09-27 11:53:49 PM  
Rapist Russian assets mad at each other.
 
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