As I’ve done for the previous nearly four weeks and more, I will be updating news & views on all things WikiLeaks all weekend, if at a reduced clip (unless Assange escapes). All times added at top are ET. For more follow me at Twitter. Read about my latest book here.
UPDATE: Go here for Monday’s edition.
7:40 Wash Post with big piece on story we covered yesterday: cables on Mexican drug lord and Panama’s request to US for wiretaps, and much more.
7:30 Finally a new Guardian story on fresh cable: "The trial of Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky shows the Kremlin preserves a "cynical system where political enemies are eliminated with impunity", US diplomats say in classified cables released by WikiLeaks today. Attempts by the Russian government to demonstrate the rule of law is being respected during Khodorkovsky’s prosecution are "lipstick on a political pig", says a communique to Washington from the US embassy in Moscow in December 2009."
4:25 We report, you decide: Assange claims one of his accusers took "trophy photo" of him naked.
4:15 Speculation about if, and when, Bradley Manning will confess and maybe implicate Assange. But Assange denies any contact at all.
4:10 What a difference a week makes. The Guardian no longer reporting on cables, and only story today is on Assange book deal.
2:10 I don’t really know what this story means but it’s yet another example of cables leaking out to smaller news outlets from the 250,000 cache, not sure how they are emerging….
11:40 Ironic (for me, given my current focus here) that one of the villains in my "The Campaign of the Century" book, set in 1934, is A.P. Giannini—founder of Bank of America. He helped scuttle Upton Sinclair’s epic race for governor that influenced politics ever since.
11:30 Alleged cyber attack on B of A may or may not happen soon. Alexi Mostrous of Times of London tweets: "Some details at @operazionboa but sketchy. Any attack may be disrupted by internal Anon powerstruggle I hear."