Assange fears being beaten up in U.S. prison; calls Trump crowd ‘clowns’

Assange fears being beaten up in U.S. prison; calls Trump crowd ‘clowns’
Julian Assange outside Ecuadorian embassy in London, Apr 2019. Fox News video screen grab

[Ed. – I just like the craft of the headline here.  It faithfully reflects ABC’s effort to juxtapose “prison” and “Trump crowd” — leaving the subliminal impression that the Trump crowd is who Assange would meet in prison (it isn’t), and by extension who might beat him up.]

After nearly seven years holed up inside the cramped Ecuadorian Embassy in London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is dreading the prospect of violent attacks on him in an American prison, one of his regular visitors told ABC News’ The Investigation podcast on Thursday.

In an interview for ABC News’ “The Investigation” podcast conducted one day after Assange’s long-anticipated arrest by London police and court appearance on a 2012 bail jumping warrant and U.S. extradition request, one of his most frequent visitors described Assange’s fears of being sent to a US prison and subjected to violence inside. …

Assange described longtime Trump friend and political adviser Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr. as intellectually incapable of a conspiracy …

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“‘Those bunch of clowns’ — that was the exact quote — ‘those bunch of clowns couldn’t conspire and organize this kind of thing’,” Langan recalled Assange telling him.

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