a new report claims that Clinton once proposed a military drone strike to take out Assange in a bid to silence WikiLeaks.
Clinton discussed the possible assassination while she was Secretary of State in a meeting with her staff in 2010 about how to prevent a WikiLeaks document dump dubbed 'CableGate,' TruePundit reports.
At the time, Assange had been declaring his intention to release 250,000 secret cables - revealing a huge amount of damning communications between State Department officials and its foreign allies between 1966 and 2010.
'Can't we just drone this guy?' Clinton asked during the meeting on November 23, 2010, the website reports citing State Department sources.
The sources said that her controversial query drew laughter in the room, but that it quickly died down when Clinton continued to speak in a 'terse' manner.
She allegedly called Assange a soft target as he was walking around freely at the time and not fearful of any reprisals.
Clinton and the Obama administration feared the content of the cables would damage US intelligence gathering operations as well as compromise private communication and intelligence shared with foreign governments.
In 2010, Assange had already released records that divulged secret US documents about the war in Afghanistan in July and about the war in Iraq in October.
After Clinton allegedly proposed a drone strike, another solution was reportedly brought up to solve the WikiLeaks problem: place a bounty for Assange's capture and extradition to the United States.
Figures discussed were in the area of $10million, according to TruePundit.
And following that meeting, one of Clinton's top aides - Anne-Marie Slaughter, the State Department's director of policy planning - wrote an email to Clinton, Clinton's aides Huma Abedin and Jacob Sullivan as well as Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills with the subject line 'an SP memo on possible legal and nonlegal strategies re Wikileaks.'