As I’ve done for more than ten weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET in USA. You can contact me at epic1934@aol.com. Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate, print here. e-book here.

UPDATED   Go to this blog for Wednesday.

10:55 Those unsealed documents (see below) now available for viewing. ACLU press release:  "The ACLU and EFF represent Birgitta Jonsdottir, an Icelandic parliamentarian and one of the Twitter users whose records were sought by the government. The motion was joined by attorneys from the law firm Keker & Van Nest LLP and the Law Office of John D. Cline on behalf of Jacob Appelbaum and Rop Gonggrijp, respectively, as well as local counsel in Virginia. The government had also requested information concerning Appelbaum and Gonggrijp’s Twitter accounts."

10:40  Forbes on tonight’s big news on EFF and ACLU and the Alexandria grand jury of WIkileaks, records to come?  "They are now able to release motions they’ve made to overturn the government’s request to Twitter for information about WikiLeaks’ supporters and to find out which other companies have been asked to cough up information, according to an EFF press release."  McClatchy covers here.

10:35  The Guardiannew cable includes warning that Saudis may have overstated their oil reserves by FORTY percent, meaning prices will rise and supplies dwindle.

10:25  WikiLeaks posted link to this trailer for an upcoming WikiLeaks doc that features both Assange and Michael Moore…."Revolution Truth."

4:45  Assange, up against the wall!  Literally.

4:25  Guardian now has full story on today’s hearing, with  text messages by women (long rumored) the key, with claims of "revenge" and making money.  To be concluded Friday.

3:10 Foreign Policy continues its great efforts today on new cables, with full report on US, UK and France deal on Sudan leader: “During the summer of 2008, Britain, France, and the United States discussed the possibility of delaying the Internatoinal Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Sudanese President Omar Hussein al-Bashir—if Bashir’s government played ball in Darfur and Southern Sudan.”

2:40 Assange attorney after hearing calls the case “Hamlet without the princess,” referring to Swedish prosecutor. Also video here at Telegraph of Assange speaking late today, claiming new findings on prosecutorial abuse.

2:20 Reuters: Cable shows China “auditing” CitiBank, intrusive and “hostile” effort and what reveals about Chinese actions against all.

1:35 Great Foreign Policy piece on what cables reveal about mysterious (poisoning?) death of former Chilean leader (and eventual Pinochet critic) Frei, what has always been their “equivalent of the JFK assassination” at least in terms of conspiracy theories. “Less than one hour after his death, doctors from the Catholic University Pathological Anatomy Department came to Clinica Santa Maria and performed an autopsy of Frei without the family’s consent. The highly unusual autopsy was allegedly performed in the hospital room where Frei died, using a ladder to hang the body upside down in order to drain bodily fluids into the bathtub. Some organs, and in particular those whose chemical compositions might indicate poisoning, were removed and destroyed, and the body was embalmed.”

1:30 As noted earlier, exciting news: Just up, you can now order my WikiLeaks book for Kindle, iPad, Blackberry, Android, web viewing, for only $4.99. Thanks to the dozens of you abroad who have told me you have been waiting for this! Print version still here. Ebook via Amazon in UK here.

12:25 Assange hearing adjourns, closing arguments Friday, full play-by-play here.

12:20 If you missed earlier today: Major piece at Business Insider just posted, a lengthy interview with me about WIkiLeaks impact, media handling, my new book and this blog, more. Headline: “Greg Mitchell Explains Why The Mainstream Press Is So Threatened By WikiLeaks.”

11:50 Fun Foreign Policy post on cables re: Baghdad Zoo now hottest family visiting spot there. Has Saddam’s old stallion, Uday’s cheetah, and—drunken bears! “The Baghdad Zoo also featured some primitive practices, including the daily slaughter of two donkeys to feed the lions, and some modern flourishes, such as exotic fish with an image of the Iraqi flag lasered permanently into their scales. (NOTE: These fish sport the old Iraqi flag. Zoo staff could not predict whether they will employ laser surgery to amend these now-outlawed, swimming flags. END NOTE)”

11:15 Ouch: judge says Assange hearing may continue to March.

10:40 Latest testimony at Assange hearing makes you wonder if it will come down to: was one of the accusers “asleep” or “half-asleep”?

10:25 We linked to and displayed the first Assange “Roundtable” video a couple of days ago—noting that a portrait of our hero, Beethoven, hangs over his right shoulder—but Andy Greenberg at Forbes has now transcribed a key part of it, plus posted the video again.

10:15 Assange hearing has resumed for afternoon. WIll there be ruling at end? Will bail terms be changed?

10:10 John Burns, Assange antagonist at NYT, can’t resist referring to his “wide-eyed fans” in piece on hearing.

9:20 Great piece by Spencer Ackerman at Wired on how Donald Rumsfeld is “WikiLeaking” himself for new book—he has post primary source material at book site, from his time at Pentagon, that he thinks helps his not-to-blame arguments, involving Iraq, Afghanistan and more. Ackerman calls it “RummyLeaks” and concludes: “But we’ll see if Rumsfeld’s new transparency strategy provides him with much public vindication.”

9:15 Exciting news: Just up, you can now order my WikiLeaks book for Kindle, iPad, Blackberry, Android, web viewing, for only $4.99. Thanks to the dozens of you abroad who have told me you have been waiting for this! Print version still here.

9:10 AFP wrapup on this morning’s session at Assange hearing. Here is the Guardian’s in-depth blow by blow. Dave Winer’s WikiRiver has key links.

8:40 Major piece at Business Insider just posted, a lengthy interview with me about WIkiLeaks impact, media handling, my new book and this blog, more. Headline: “Greg Mitchell Explains Why The Mainstream Press Is So Threatened By WikiLeaks.”

8:15 Foreign Policy with full wrap-up of reporting by Guardian’s Harding who got kicked out of Russia yesterday. Meanwhile, his co-author on WikiLeaks book David Leigh slamming Assange on Twitter for making deal with Moscow paper to publish cables.

8:10 Major ProPublica piece on new cables revealing a top Egyptian player (and it’s not Suleiman).

7:45 One of my reporter friends at Aftenposten, Norway, paper that has been posting cables for the past six weeks, tells me, “Daniel Domscheit-Berg claims in his Wikileaks book that Aftenposten paid for access to Cablegate. That is a lie. It was free.”

7: 40 Catch up with the morning Assange hearing action at Guardian blog. Seems to be split views on whether a ruling coming late today or not. Here’s Twitter feed collecting the eighteen reporters live-tweeting the hearing: @_o8/assange-court-feb-6

7:35 The Overnight Report (by Asher Wolf):  John Crace at The Guardian on how WikiLeaks cables show diplomacy is a madhouse… The Australian has a particularly catty write-up of everything Julian Assange has ever been quoted saying that could be potentially construed as sleazy

7:30 I’ve appreciated the dozens of letters and tweets I’ve gotten from people around the globe who say they want to order a copy of my new WikiLeaks book but find the shipping costs to some countries prohibitive (despite the low cover price of $11.95). Soon, tomorrow or Wednesday, they’ll be able to get it on Kindle or various Kindle apps for the web, iPad, Blackberry, Android and other places, for just $4.99. Print page still here. I’ll let you know when e-book avaiilable.

From late Monday

Fun piece by Rundle at Crikey about sneaking into Assange hearing today with “Wiki Kids” and Bianca Jagger. Good joke about guards asking John Burns to check his “hatchet” at the door, and then in truth Assange and Burns studiously avoiding each other on a lunch break.

Guardian editorial on their man Luke Harding getting the boot out of Russia (we had much on this earlier), probably due to WikiLeaks reporting.

New cable on Egypt—see #6c for great take on Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and the regime.

I’m told much-touted BBC Panorama show on WikiLeaks postponed tonite for Egypt show—simply more timely or too close to Assange hearing?

Andy Greenberg at Forbes tells us he corrected earlier link (which we carried) to the online store now sellng WikiLeaks items as fundraising tool fo group. Here, he says, is correct site.

Telegraph suggests new cables show Egypt’s Suleiman as Israel’s man in Cairo, with a “hot line” set up to chat with him, and Israelis viewing him as most likely to succeed Mubarak (as now seems possible).

Now NYT covers Guardian reporter who has covered WikiLeaks getting booted from Russia today (see much more below this afternoon).

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