The U.S. government has for years hunted Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, now held in a maximum security prison in England, but Trump and his administration have reached an unthinkable level of attack on the journalist. The CIA in fact wanted to kidnap and eventually assassinate Julian Assange. This was the plan discussed by the Trump administration in 2017, when the Wikileaks founder was a refugee in the Ecuadorian embassy headquarters in London. The news was reported by Yahoo! News and relayed by international media. To want a total war against Assange would have been mainly the then U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Pompeo was the head of the CIA that, because of Wikileaks, had suffered the most serious loss of data in its history. According to the investigation, the agency would have even discussed assassinating Assange, but there were concerns about the consequences of such an act among the “highest levels” of the Trump administration. Washington reportedly went on alert about the possibility of Russian intelligence secretly taking Assange to Russia.