As I’ve done for more than eighteen 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. Contact me at email@example.com. Read about or order my book The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book., or brand-new Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here
UPDATE: Tuesday edition of this blog.
9:30 The Guardian: As promised, Welsh MP pushing defense of Bradley Manning in Parliament (remember, his mom from Wales and he was raised there, partly).
7:45 Tomorrow marks 1st anniv of when WikiLeaks emerged in USA–with "Collateral Murder" video from Iraq. My piece.
6:40 Open letter from academics in NY Review of Books protesting "the humiliation of Private Manning." See link to list of over 250 signers, including Lawrence Tribe, Todd Gitlin, Jack Balkin.
5:10 Military tells Wired that Bradley Manning installed "data mining" software on his computers to help extract files. This, supposedly, adds to his legal woes, as it suggests "pre-meditation." No comment from Manning attorneys. The theory is that the military is attempting to find evidence that someone (e.g. Assange) directed Manning in these actiivites. No evidence so far, apparently.
5:00 Justin Elliot of Salon updates his story (see below) on PJ Crowley’s latest views with words that DOJ spokesman tells him no big updates on their WikiLeaks probe but it is still "ongoing" for sure.
4:00 Top Dem, Rep. Silvesstre Reyes, interviewed on resignation of U.S. ambassador to Mexico: "Last summer when Wikileaks first came out, my first concern as chair of the Intelligence Committee is that we need to scrub all of those documents to make sure there aren’t going to be cables that identify people that had given us information in Mexico to take out some of the leaders that we’ve been able to take out. In the process of the staff doing that, we came up with some of the assessments that the ambassador had made – all correct assessments, all issues that any ambassador needs to make to the president, his administration and Secretary (of State Hillary) Clinton. So, he did nothing wrong.