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A day after a government forensic expert testified that he’d found thousands of diplomatic cables on the Army computer of suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, he was forced to admit under cross-examination that none of the cables he compared to the ones WikiLeaks released matched.
Special Agent David Shaver, a forensic investigator with the Army’s Computer Crimes Investigations Unit, testified Sunday that he’d found 10,000 U.S. diplomatic cables in HTML format on the soldier’s classified work computer, as well as a corrupted text file containing more than 100,000 complete cables that had been converted to base-64 encoding.
Six months after Manning was arrested for allegedly leaking documents to WikiLeaks, the site began publishing 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables that ranged in date from December 1966 to the end of February 2010. But Shaver said none of the documents that he found on Manning’s computer, and that he then compared to those that WikiLeaks published, matched the WikiLeaks documents.
Shaver wasn’t asked how many cables he compared to the WikiLeaks cables, or which dates those cables had, he just said he matched “some of them.” In re-direct examination, however, he noted that the CSV file in which the cables were contained was corrupted and suggested this might indicate that it had not been possible to pass those cables to WikiLeaks for this reason. The defense objected to this assumption, however, noting that Shaver could not speculate on why the cables were not among those released by WikiLeaks.
The cross-examination of Shaver focused on establishing that there might have been legitimate reasons for the State Department cables to be on Manning’s computers, since intelligence analysts were given access to them to do their job. One of Manning’s superiors testified earlier in the hearing that he had sent a link to Manning and other analysts directing them to the location where they could find the cables.
The defense also established that it’s possible Manning’s computer could have been used by someone else — it was already established in previous testimony that he shared his work computers with another soldier — and also raised questions about the possibility that other soldiers knew Manning’s password and therefore could have logged into his computer using his credentials and user profile.
In addition to the State Department cables found on Manning’s computer, Shaver also testified Sunday that he’d found links between evidence on Manning’s laptop and two other WikiLeaks releases: the so-called “Collateral Murder” Apache helicopter video and Gitmo prisoner assessments.
Last April, WikiLeaks began publishing a trove of more than 700 Guantanamo Bay prisoner assessment reports.
Shaver discovered scripts for Wget — a web-scraping tool — on Manning’s computer that pointed to a Microsoft SharePoint server holding copies of the Gitmo documents. He ran the scripts to download the documents, then downloaded the ones that WikiLeaks had published, compared them and found they were the same, Shaver testified.
He also said he found two copies of the Apache video on Manning’s work computer in unallocated space.
But Shaver was forced to admit on Monday that he was not aware that soldiers in the secure facility Manning worked in had been viewing that controversial video and talking about in December 2009, months before WikiLeaks published it. That, the defense seemed to suggest, would explain why a copy might be on Manning’s computer.
A second government forensic witness, a private contractor named Mark Johnson who works for Mantech International, testified that he examined the forensic image of Manning’s personal laptop, a Macbook Pro. On that computer he discovered chat logs of conversations that Manning allegedly had with former hacker Adrian Lamo. Johnson revealed that the Adium chat program was installed on Manning’s computer and was used to conduct the chat with Lamo.
In a screen shot of the chat log shown in court, Manning’s name was completely spelled out, as opposed to Lamo’s version of the chat logs — which the hacker gave authorities in May 2010 — and showed Manning’s chats under the name Bradass87.
Manning’s former roommate at Forward Operating Base Hammer also testified on Monday to say that he and Manning shared a room from October 2009, when they first deployed to Iraq, up until the time Manning was arrested in May 2010.
Specialist Eric Baker, a military police officer, said that he and Manning rarely talked. But he told the court that Manning “used the computer quite often” and said that when he’d wake up in the middle of the night Manning would be on the computer. He never saw what was on Manning’s screen, he told the court
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/12/cables-match-laptop-manning/A day after a government forensic expert testified that he’d found thousands of... more
- One year ago today (December 17th), Mohamed Bouazizi, a man who had a simple produce stand in Tunisia, set himself on fire to protest his government’s repression. His singular sacrifice ignited a revolution that toppled Tunisia’s dictator and launched revolts in regimes across the Middle East.- One year ago today (December 17th), Mohamed Bouazizi, a man who had a simple produce... more
Maryland: With his small frame draped in the digitised fatigues of the US Army and his eyes blinking slowly behind thick glasses, the man accused of the largest intelligence leak in American history has appeared in court for the first time.Maryland: With his small frame draped in the digitised fatigues of the US Army and his... more
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Defense Response to Government Denial of Witnesses
On December 2, 2011, the defense filed a request for the production of 48 witnesses for the Article 32 hearing. The government responded to the defense's request on December 7, 2011. In the government's response, it opposed the presence of all defense requested witness (with the exception of ten witnesses who were also on the government's witness list).
The defense filed a request to compel the production of the witnesses on December 8, 2011. The Investigating Officer will consider the government and defense requests, and make a ruling sometime later this week.
The United States: where justice means what the guy holding the stack of money wants it to mean.
We need a call of release to spread within the 99% for Bradley. We cannot let him die in vain.Defense Response to Government Denial of Witnesses
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Days before a preliminary hearing for suspected WikiLeaks aide and US Army PFC Bradley Manning are set to begin, the attorney for the accused whistleblower is asking for two big names to take the stand.Days before a preliminary hearing for suspected WikiLeaks aide and US Army PFC Bradley... more
Days before a preliminary hearing for suspected WikiLeaks aide and US Army PFC Bradley Manning are set to begin, the attorney for the accused whistleblower is asking for two big names to take the stand.
In a request made Friday, Manning’s attorney provided a 20-page list of defense witnesses that they are asking to appear at the hearing — among them US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After taking his plea to the courtroom, attorney David Coombs made the list publically available on the Internet over the weekend.
The Article 32 hearing, scheduled to begin on December 16, serves as the military’s own version of a grand jury hearing and will determine if the case against Manning needs to be referred to a full-scale court martial. The US military alleges that Manning passed along top-secret documents detrimental to the country’s security to Julian Assange’s WikIleaks website, though his attorneys feel like they have a strong case in support of their client. Despite this, Manning has been held under inhumane conditions for over a year-and-a-half since being detained by American officials.
Should President Obama be subpoenaed to stand trial, Manning’s attorney is expected to question the commander-in-chief over comments that he made earlier this year against Manning. Speaking during a fundraiser in April, the president insisted that the soldier “broke the law,” which the defense says represented “unlawful command influence.”
http://rt.com/usa/news/manning-obama-clinton-coombs-101/Days before a preliminary hearing for suspected WikiLeaks aide and US Army PFC Bradley... more
Yesterday the United States Army scheduled an Article 32 pretrial hearing for PFC Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence specialist accused of releasing classified material to WikiLeaks. The pretrial hearing will commence on December 16 at Fort Meade, Maryland.Yesterday the United States Army scheduled an Article 32 pretrial hearing for PFC... more
The U.S. Army announced last week that it had embarked on preparations for Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing.The U.S. Army announced last week that it had embarked on preparations for Bradley... more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Seventeen months after U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was arrested for allegedly downloading reams of classified information that WikiLeaks would later share with the world, the Obama administration issued a directive Friday that seeks to improve how the government protects secrets on its computer networks.
The executive order, the product of a task force formed in the wake of the WikiLeaks reports, seeks to standardize how agencies protect classified data while also promoting the sharing of intelligence, the White House said in a statement.
Friday’s order requires agencies to designate a senior official to oversee classified information sharing and safeguarding; implement an insider-threat detection and prevention program; and perform self-assessments of compliance with policy and standards, the White House says.
The order also establishes a special government committee that must report to the president within 90 days, and then at least once a year after that, examining federal performance in protecting classified information on computer networks.
"Hmmm, Great Idea???"Source: Los Angeles Times
Seventeen months after U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was... more
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Matt Gratz, Political Fail Blog-
A former guard known as the ringleader in the physical abuse and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was released from the same prison Bradley Manning is being held in on Saturday.
Charles Graner Jr., a U.S. Army reservist, was convicted in January 2005 of indecent acts, dereliction of duty, conspiracy to commit maltreatment and assault consummated by battery.
Graner, from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, was credited with good conduct.
What's the price to pay for photographing a detainee being dragged by another guard by a leash wrapped around the prisoner's neck and posing for a photograph behind a pyramid of naked prisoners? Ohh about 6 ½ years at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where PFC. Bradley Manning is currently being held without trial while the government builds a conspiracy case against him.
So what's the lesson today children?
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The US is violating UN rules by refusing unmonitored access to the Army private who is accused of passing secret documents to WikiLeaks, the UN's chief torture investigator has said.
UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez said the US had has broken rules by insisting on monitoring conversations with Pte Bradley Manning.
Mr Mendez says he needs unrestricted access to Pte Manning to do his job.
Pte Manning, 23, is being held in a military prison awaiting trial.
The intelligence analyst, who joined the US Army in 2007, is accused of leaking 720,000 secret military and diplomatic US government documents.
They were later published by the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks.
Advocates for government transparency have called for the released of Pte Manning, placing pressure on the US government.
After being confined alone in a cell for 23 hours per day in a detention facility in Quantico in the state of Virginia, Pte Manning was transferred to Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas in April.
Mr Mendez said the US had told him Mr Manning was being treated better now than when he was in Quantico.
But the UN investigator said the US must allow him to determine whether the conditions at Quantico that Pte Manning experienced amounted to "torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".
"For that, it is imperative that I talk to Mr Manning under conditions where I can be assured that he is being absolutely candid," Mr Mendez said in a statement.
Mr Mendez said that because the US is a "strong supporter of the international human rights system", the country's actions "must seek to set the pace in good practices that enhance the role of human rights mechanisms, ensuring and maintaining unfettered access to detainees during enquiries".
Pentagon officials have previously said Pte Manning is being held in appropriate conditions considering the seriousness of the charges against him.
He has been charged with using unauthorised software on government computers to download classified information and to make intelligence available to "the enemy", as well as other counts related to leaking intelligence and theft of public records.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14126223The US is violating UN rules by refusing unmonitored access to the Army private who is... more
The full details of the chat logs between accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning and Adrian Lamo, the ex-hacker who he confided in but later ereported him to the Army and the FBI has been published by Wired.com.
A little more than a year ago, Wired.com published excerpts from instant messenger chats but now they have decided to publish the whole bulk. Their justification for doing so is that it's in the public interest.
When we broke the news of Manning ’s arrest in June 2010, we judged, after discussions with Manning’s friends and family, that the logs included sensitive personal information with no bearing on WikiLeaks, and it would serve no purpose to publish them. […]We stand by that decision and our reasoning, but we now believe that independent reporting elsewhere has tipped the scale in favor of publishing. By all evidence, Manning is a figure of historic importance. Inasmuch as the conversations shed light on the personal pressures in Manning’s life at the time of his arrest, publishing the logs serves a valid news interest, and at this point we believe it will cause little additional harm to Manning’s privacy.
The full chat between Manning and Lamo is really long. Below are some of the most shocking and depressing bits. Please visit Wired.com (links to the article) for the full chat. It's clear that Manning is not in great shape mentally when he is talking to Lamo, which makes this whole affair even more depressing.
(11:27:18 AM) bradass87: i was a short (still am), very intelligent (could read at 3 and multiply / divide by 4), very effeminate, and glued to a computer screen at these young ages [MSDOS / Windows 3.1 timeframe]… i played SimCity [the original] obsessively(11:29:57 AM) bradass87: home was the same, alcoholic father and mother… mother was very nice, but very needy emotionally… father was very wealthy (lots of nice toys / computer stuff), but abusive(11:31:07 AM) bradass87: my favorite things growing up were reading my encyclopaedia, watching PBS (the only channel i could get on my TV) building with lego, and playing on my dad’s hand-me-down computers
(11:36:34 AM) bradass87: my father in a drunken stupor got angry with me because i was doing some noisy homework while he was watching TV… he went into his bedroom, pulled out a shotgun, and chased me out of the house… the door was deadbolted, so i couldn’t get out before he caught up with me… so my mother (also wasted) threw a lamp over his head… and i proceeded to fight him, breaking his nose, and made it out of the house… my father let off one or two shots, causing damage, but injuring nobody, except for the belt lashing i got for “making him shoot up the house”
(11:36:59 AM) bradass87: i went to school the next day, and my teachers noticed the wounds, and got social workers involved
(11:37:11 AM) bradass87: he immediately stopped drinking, and my mother filed for divorce
(11:37:29 AM) bradass87: after the divorce, my mother attempted suicide…--(11:47:28 AM) bradass87: im very isolated atm… lost all of my emotional support channels… family, boyfriend, trusting colleagues… im a mess(11:49:02 AM) bradass87: im in the desert, with a bunch of hyper-masculine trigger happy ignorant rednecks as neighbors… and the only safe place i seem to have is this satellite internet connection(11:49:51 AM) bradass87: and i already got myself into minor trouble, revealing my uncertainty over my gender identity… which is causing me to lose this job… and putting me in an awkward limbo--(1:54:55 PM) bradass87: but im not a source for you… im talking to you as someone who needs moral and emotional fucking support(1:55:02 PM) bradass87: :’((1:55:10 PM) email@example.com: i told you, none of this is for print(1:55:16 PM) bradass87: ok, ok--(3:02:29 PM) bradass87: im exhausted… in desperation to get somewhere in life… i joined the army… and that’s proven to be a disaster now--(3:04:57 PM) bradass87: and now i’m quite possibly on the verge of being the most notorious “hacktivist” or whatever you want to call it… its all a big mess i’ve created… im sorry, adrian…(3:05:51 PM) bradass87: im pouring my heart out to someone i’ve never met, and i dont exactly have a lot of proof of anything(3:05:59 PM) bradass87: im shattered(3:06:47 PM) bradass87: im so exhausted :’((3:07:10 PM) bradass87: im a real downer…(3:11:13 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: no apologies needed--(02:38:45 PM) email@example.com: What would you do if your role /w Wikileaks seemed in danger of being blown?(02:38:48 PM) bradass87: but i was a part of it… and completely helpless…(02:39:01 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: sometimes we’re all helpless(02:39:34 PM) bradass87: try and figure out how i could get my side of the story out… before everything was twisted around to make me look like Nidal Hassan(02:40:15 PM) bradass87: i dont think its going to happen(02:40:26 PM) bradass87: i mean, i was never noticed--03:52:34 PM) bradass87: like i think ive said before…. im not so much scared of getting caught and facing consequences at this point… as i am of being misunderstood, and never having the chance to live the life i wanted to…--(02:19:39 AM) bradass87: assange offered me a position at wl… but im not interested right now… too much excess baggage--(02:18:34 AM) email@example.com: what’s your endgame plan, then?(02:18:36 AM) bradass87: it was vulnerable as fuck(02:20:57 AM) bradass87: well, it was forwarded to WL(02:21:18 AM) bradass87: and god knows what happens now(02:22:27 AM) bradass87: hopefully worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms(02:23:06 AM) bradass87: if not… than we’re doomed(02:23:18 AM) bradass87: as a species(02:24:13 AM) bradass87: i will officially give up on the society we have if nothing happens--(02:28:10 AM) bradass87: i want people to see the truth… regardless of who they are… because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public--(02:23:25 PM) bradass87: i could’ve sold to russia or china, and made bank?(02:23:36 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: why didn’t you?(02:23:58 PM) bradass87: because it’s public data(02:24:15 PM) email@example.com: i mean, the cables(02:24:46 PM) bradass87: it belongs in the public domain(02:25:15 PM) bradass87: information should be free(02:25:39 PM) bradass87: it belongs in the public domain(02:26:18 PM) bradass87: because another state would just take advantage of the information… try and get some edge(02:26:55 PM) bradass87: if its out in the open… it should be a public good--(02:53:28 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: only the people you trust can fuck you – infowise ;>(02:54:03 PM) bradass87: so anything published, and classified up to SECRET//NOFORN(02:54:44 PM) email@example.com: in all seriousness, would you shoot if MP’s showed up? ;>(02:55:04 PM) bradass87: why would i need to?(02:55:18 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: suicide by MP.(02:55:34 PM) bradass87: :L(02:55:39 PM) bradass87: do i seem unhinged?(02:56:04 PM) email@example.com: i mean, showed up – for you – if Julian were to slip up.(02:56:46 PM) bradass87: he knows very little about me(02:56:54 PM) bradass87: he takes source protection uber-seriously(02:57:01 PM) bradass87: “lie to me” he says(02:57:06 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: Really. Interesting.(02:57:34 PM) bradass87: he wont work with you if you reveal too much about yourself(02:58:13 PM) email@example.com: why talk to me?(02:58:47 PM) bradass87: because im isolated as fuck… my life is falling apart, and i dont have anyone to talk to(02:59:02 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: I’m flattered ;)(02:59:09 PM) email@example.com: How is it falling apart?(02:59:41 PM) bradass87: GID… discharge… family issuess… and possibility of transition in near future(03:00:21 PM) bradass87: its all happening so quick for me… its overwhelming :’((03:00:35 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: but you make a cute boy! ;>(03:00:53 PM) bradass87: im not comfortable with myself(03:01:06 PM) bradass87: im in an awkward state(03:01:23 PM) email@example.com: i don’t understand, but i understand the idea, if that makes sense.(03:01:39 PM) bradass87: and the weird part is… i love my job… i was very good at it… i wish this didnt have to happen like this(03:01:48 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: one of my ex’s is living as a girl in .au(03:02:05 PM) bradass87: i dont understand it either(03:04:05 PM) bradass87: its clearly an issue… i mean, i dont think its normal for people to spend this much time worrying about whether they’re behaving masculine enough, whether what they’re going to say is going to be perceived as “gay”… not to mention how i feel about the situation… for whatever reason, im not comfortable with myself… i mean, i behave and look like a male, but its not “me” =L(03:04:34 PM) bradass87: its… odd(03:04:40 PM) bradass87: or at least painful(03:05:31 PM) bradass87: 8 months ago, if you’d have asked me whether i wanted i would identify as female, i’d say you were crazy(03:06:11 PM) bradass87: that started to slip very quickly, as the stresses continued and piled up(03:06:48 PM) bradass87: i had about three breakdowns… successively worse, each one revealing more and more of my uncertainty and emotional insecurity(03:07:57 PM) bradass87: now… i spend a lot of time thinking of transitioning… im now very familiar with the process… and have a rough plan of how to get portions of it to work--(06:08:53 PM) email@example.com: What’s your greatest fear?(06:09:24 PM) bradass87: dying without ever truly living(06:10:16 PM) bradass87: cliche, but honestThe full details of the chat logs between accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning and... more
Last Saturday was sunny in London, and the crowds were flocking to Wimbledon and to the annual Henley Regatta. Julian Assange, the founder of the whistle-blower website Wikileaks.org, was making his way by train from house arrest in Norfolk, three hours away, to join me and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek for a public conversation about WikiLeaks, the power of information and the importance of transparency in democracies. The event was hosted by the Frontline Club, an organization started by war correspondents in part to memorialize their many colleagues killed covering war. Frontline Club co-founder Vaughan Smith looked at the rare sunny sky fretfully, saying, “Londoners never come out to an indoor event on a day like this.” Despite years of accurate reporting from Afghanistan to Kosovo, Smith was, in this case, completely wrong.
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/wikileaks_wimbledon_and_war_20110705/#Last Saturday was sunny in London, and the crowds were flocking to Wimbledon and to... more
A new profile on Bradley Manning by American New York Magazine sheds some new light on how a lonely, five-foot-two, gender-questioning bullied soldier became a WikiLeaks hero, a traitor to the US and one of the most unusual revolutionaries modern times.
In the profile journalist Steve Fishman reveals online conversations, never before made public, between a gay activist and,Bradley Manning where the soldier claims he was being bullied in the military over his sexuality.
The 2009 weblogs, sent from Fort Drum, the upstate New York barracks where Manning was preparing to be sent to Iraq as an intelligence analyst, give new insight into his state of mind around the time he is alleged to have contacted WikiLeaks.
Using the online pseudonym Bradass87, Manning used AOL's instant messager for several exchanges with a 19-year-old man called Zachary Antolak, who lived near Chicago. Antolak adopted a female persona on the internet, ZJ Antolak.
In the weblogs, never before made public, Manning tells ZJ of bullying he endured as a gay man serving in the army under "don't ask, don't tell", the discriminatory policy towards gay soldiers. Though he tried to hide his sexuality, it was soon discovered by others in his platoon.
"It took them a while, but they started figuring me out, making fun of me, mocking me, harassing me, heating up with one or two physical attacks," Manning wrote to ZJ.
The new material adds to the understanding of Manning, who has spent more than a year in military prison awaiting a court martial on charges that he sent hundreds of thousands of confidential documents and videos to WikiLeaks.
Manning has become a cause celebre in the US, where protests are regularly held outside Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where he is in custody.
In the cyber conversations with ZJ Manning also says he was shocked by life in the army when first recruited: "The army took me, a web dev, threw me into a rigid schedule, removed me from my digital self," posted Manning. "The army … threw me in the forests of Missouri for 10 weeks with an old M-16, Reagan-era load-bearing equipment and 50 twanging people hailing from places like Texas, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi … joy. What the hell did I put myself through?"
Fishman writes that over time, the pressures took a toll. At Fort Drum, Manning was losing control, lashing out at his tormentors. He had trouble with roommates, screamed at superior officers, his fists in balls. His master sergeant wasn’t sure he was mentally fit to deploy to Iraq, fearing he could do harm to himself or others.
By August 2009, the month of Manning’s last chats with ZJ, he’d been referred to an Army mental-health counselor. Even online, his bravado slipped away. On August 7, 2009, almost six months after he first reached out to ZJ, he popped up on her screen. It was 11:30 p.m., a Friday night at Fort Drum. “i don’t mean to sound overdramatic, but im quite lonely,” he told her."In October 2009 Manning was deployed to Forward Operating Base Hammer, 40 miles from Baghdad. There his feeling of isolation grew more intense. "It's awfully stressful, lonely," he wrote.
As part of the profile piece, Fishman interviews a counsellor who saw Manning in November 2009. At the sessions they discussed a previously unknown incident in which Manning appears to have felt responsible for a US military operation in Iraq that led to the death of a civilian.
Manning told the counsellor he was trying to find out why two groups of Iraqis were in a particular area. A US army unit was dispatched and Manning later learned that a man connected to them was killed. Manning, the counsellor said, "was very, very distressed". He also claimed Manning discussed wanting to have a sex change.
In previously disclosed weblogs he expressed anger at the apparent lack of concern shown by his superior officers in Iraq about the treatment of civilians.
Read the full profile here. A new profile on Bradley Manning by American New York Magazine sheds some new light on... more
The WikiLeaks founder's video diary of his life holed up in Vaughan Smith' house on police bail facing charges of sexual misconduct in Sweden.
The above video shows that there are cameras outside Vaughan Smith's house in Norfolk, the place where Assange is required to live. It transpires that these are neither CCTV cameras nor automatic number-plate recognition (ANPR) cameras. An "embarrassed" Smith says he now believes them to be radar-operated speed signs.
It is true that jail would be worse for Assange. It is also true that the alleged leaker of much of the material released by WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, is having a much tougher time in a US prison.
http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/06/wikileaks-founder-julian-assanges-video.htmlThe WikiLeaks founder's video diary of his life holed up in Vaughan Smith'... more
Upon being brought before a grand jury on Wednesday to testify against his friend Bradley Manning, David House invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, refusing to answer questions regarding Manning’s relationship with WikiLeaks.
Upon being brought before a grand jury on Wednesday to testify against his friend Bradley Manning, David House invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, refusing to answer questions regarding Manning’s relationship with WikiLeaks.
Read more and watch video here:
http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/06/mannings-friend-wont-testify.htmlUpon being brought before a grand jury on Wednesday to testify against his friend... more