Happy assignment! I had no idea....I had to go read up...http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/21/the-trumpkins-turn-on-assange.html
posted by prowlerzee : 9:07 AM
Putin is smart enough to know:
(1) His control of Cheetolini is his most valuable asset.
(2) His puppet Cheetolini must be made to look independent.
(3) One way to accomplish this is to stage fights between Cheetolini and other Putin assets, such as Assad, and even Putin himself--and now Assange. Cheetolini's background includes a stint in pro wrestling, so he understands fake feuding readily enough (pro wrestling calls it "kayfabe").
I would guess all of these "feuds" are kayfabe on a grand scale, hence my lack of concern over the alleged threat of WW3 between the Russian Federation and the USA.
(Hey, if they're the "Federation", do we get to be the Klingons?) ;)