As I’ve done for over seven months, I’m updating news and views on WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning all day, with new items added at the top. All times ET. Contact me at Read about my books The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book, and Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book and print

5:30  Wired, at long last, publishes the complete Lamo-Manning chat log, 14 months on — following on heels of New York magazine doing the same and revealing a lot of personal stuff.  It clearly marks what was published and what held back, a nice service.  Includes photos Manning had sent along.  Getting some ink is his claim that he had "sources" at the White House and among Joint Chiefs — but on DADT not intelligence stuff.  Jane Hamsher’s take:  "Wired originally claimed that they did not release the entire chat logs because everything they did not publish was either of a personal nature, or contained sensitive military information.  That is clearly not true — most of what they did not publish fell under neither category."

One thing Wired cut right from very start of chat (the part not underlined):  im an army intelligence analyst, deployed to eastern baghdad, pending discharge for “adjustment disorder” in lieu of “gender identity disorder.”   Also not published is Lamo advising: "I’m a journalist and a minister. You can pick either, and treat this as a confession or an interview (never to be published) & enjoy a modicum of legal protection."

Also  cut::  "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." And this:  "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’ ….i went to school the next day, and my teachers noticed the wounds, and got social workers involved."

Manning claims he was in London subway and heard book on "7/7" terror day.  More:  "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."

As goes along, quite a bit on gender identity and an extensive experiment in cross-dressing.

2:15 Glenn Greenwald notes:  "Col Lawrence Wilkerson, a prominent Obama supporter in 2008, talks to @KeithOlbermann re Obama policy & Bradley Manning ."

1:00  Assange extradition hearing has concluded; decision expected in 3 to 4 weeks.  Manning’s day in court: when? 

11:35 Classic reporting by The Guardian just now:  " Emmerson, for Assange, says of his client: ‘He’s lying beside her in a single bed, my lord. Men will get erections involuntarily during a night’s sleep. In a single bed with a man there’s a strong possibility she will come into contact with an erect penis.’ The judge replies: ‘I agree.’  The question is did she consent to his getting an erection, says Emmerson, Assange’s barrister.  ‘The question is what he does with it,’ says Mr Justice Ouseley." 

11:30  NYT exec editor (on the way out and now moonlighting as hack pundit) Bill Keller questions staffer Brian Stelter writing book — just months after Bill cleaned up on article and book on WikiLeaks getting sold to movies.

10:15  Details of sex activities now very familiar from months of reporting.  But Robert Booth reports from the court just now "that the way the case is developing in Clare Montgomery’s submission on behalf of the Swedish prosecution authority suggests that Julian Assange’s future – freedom from house arrest or extradition for questioning – will rest on the application of the controversial and complex European arrest warrant system.  The details of the allegations in the case are vividly clear and have been rehearsed here in court four but they are not the issue the two judges are wrestling with in what often sounds like an academic comparative law exercise." 

9:25 Court back in session.  Alexi Mostrous of London Times tweets:  " A foreign reporter just got a VERY scary shock after taking photo in court. Judge made him stand, told if u do it again you go to prison."  Full summary of the day and blow-by-blow here.

8:30  Lunch break at court.

8:20  Lawyer for Sweden charges: "They [the statements] are clearly describing coercive, violent sex of the sort where the court would be entitled to infer there was no consent and Mr Assange didn’t believe there was any."

8:10 Day Two so far, usual great blow-by-blow at The Guardian.  " Montgomery said earlier that the fact AA voluntarily shared a bed with Assange four days after their first encounter ‘did not mean she consented’ to his pressing his penis against her in that first encounter.  She tells the court that one of the alleged victims said that Assange ‘preferred virgins since he was the first to impregnate them’".

"Clare Montgomery is sniping at the length of the Assange side’s skeleton argument, saying: ‘I lost the will to live.’ Ben Emmerson QC, Assange’s barrister, is not impressed."

12:00  Another summary of Assange’s day in court. and new approach.  And WL Central’s take.

From late Tuesday

Hearing over for the day, resumes tomorrow, full and interesting Guardian blog summary here.

The Guardian  blog: notes what seems to be common perception today:  "At the high court, Robert Booth points out how dry the Assange team are "with all this legalese about EU law" – a new tack. No more shrill claims about Assange ending up in Guantanamo."  Go to The Guadian blog for full blow-by-blow, and reporter even answered questions from readers during lunch break. 

 BTW, when is Manning’s day in court?

More from Guardian blog:  "Emmerson has told the judges that the allegations against Assange cannot amount to crimes in England and therefore extradition must be blocked. The extradition order is also flawed, he says, because it seeks Assange’s return to Sweden ‘not for prosecution but for the purposes of an investigation’ (Assange has not yet been formally charged with any offence and according to the Swedish legal system charges will only be laid after extradition and a second round of questioning)."