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10:45 New piece just up at NYT by Stelter and Cohen on the media, WikiLeaks and Gitmo files — the rush to be first to publish and Assange turning to more and more media partners. Yes, I am quoted in the piece based on interview with Stelter. NYT’s Keller says he hasn’t talked to Assange in months.
ALSO from NYT tonight: "absurd" situation of everyone in world being able to click on Gitmo documents except Gitmo defense attorneys after being warned that they are still classified!
9:30 New McClatchy piece in Gitmo files by my pal Tom Lasseter on large number of innocent Afghans held at Gitmo. "In at least 44 cases, U.S. military intelligence officials concluded that detainees had no connection to militant activity at all."
9:00 Jim Miklaszewski of NBC takes serious look at Obama’s "He broke the law" opinion on Manning. Military legal expert tells him it was very bad thing for commander in chief to say….but Miklaszewski concludes that it still will not affect trial.
5:10 Good report by Forbes’ reliable Andy Greenberg on that Wikileaks fundraising report today, with details like U.S. leading the pack in donations, best fundraising month followed Cablegate release, 91,000 spent on travel ‘most in economy class and at medium-priced hotels," and more.
4:10 David House, @lockean, Bradley Manning’s friend and visitor, and the main Wikileaks feed itself tweeted ominously a short bit ago: "Subpoenas are being issued in the WikiLeaks grand jury. Violations of Espionage Act. No further comment at this time."