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The rantings of far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones are rarely worthy of attention from rational human beings (although his connections with Donald Trump are prime evidence of the Republican nominee’s extremism and lunacy). For weeks now, Jones and his frequent guest Roger J. Stone, the former aide, self-proclaimed dirty trickster, and Donald Trump adviser, have predicted that Wikileaks hacker Julian Assange would release stolen documents that would destroy the Clintons and effectively end Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Stone often claimed to be in contact with Assange and as recently as last Sunday morning tweeted, “Wednesday @HillaryClinton is done. #Wikileaks.”

Naturally Assange encouraged all this speculation, while promoting wild accusations about the Clinton campaign “murdering” a young campaign aide and Hillary herself mulling a drone strike on Assange. But when the time came to deliver on his threats, Assange blinked. At a news conference early this morning, he delivered nothing of consequence while promising vaguely to publish salient documents about the presidential election, various governments and organizations “every week for the next ten weeks.”

Fox News Channel headlined “Wikileaks’ October Surprise fails,” but predictably enough, Alex Jones felt pure rage over being trolled by Assange  — an emotion he acts out amusingly in the first minute of the video below. (It continues with his usual endless ranting.) Listen closely at the 30-second mark to hear Jones’ new description of his former Wikileaks hero.

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Ten of the eleven members of the white supremacist militia group Oath Keepers who have been charged with seditious conspiracy, including founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes, pleaded not guilty in a virtual hearing on Tuesday. The eleventh person charged was not present, and did not enter a plea.

The judge in this case is U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, the same judge who earlier dealt with, and dismissed, claims that Trump has “absolute immunity.” Judge Mehta also forced Trump’s attorney’s to backtrack over claims that Trump had tried to calm down the situation on January 6, 2021.

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