August 24th, 2010
07:06 PM ET
4 years ago

WikiLeaks says it will release CIA paper on Wednesday

(CNN) - WikiLeaks, a whistle-blower website, posted on the group's 
Twitter page on Tuesday: "WikiLeaks to release CIA paper tomorrow."

The website set off a firestorm of controversy recently when it posted 
some 76,000 U.S. documents related to the war in Afghanistan. The group has 
said it has another 15,000 documents, which it plans to release soon.

It was not immediately clear whether the Twitter post on Tuesday is 
related to the batch of documents that WikiLeaks has called the "Afghan War 
Diary."

Founder and editor of the website, Julian Assange, was arrested in 
absentia last week in Sweden on charges of rape. The warrant was revoked less 
than a day later by Chief Prosecutor Eva Finne.

Separately on Tuesday, the attorney for the alleged victims told CNN 
rumors that the Pentagon or CIA was somehow involved in the sex crime 
accusations against Assange are "complete nonsense."


Filed under: CIA
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Clwyd

    Yes, I hope the papers further expose the low level to which our military has gone to try to run this country in the ground with their constantly being at war. They have to be self perpetuating to keep going regardless of the contempt that I and many others hold them in!

    August 24, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  2. Bill

    Put a cork in it ....

    August 24, 2010 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    This crossed far over the line of responsible journalism long ago. It is reckless with the lives of too many Americans and friendly Afghani's.
    I guess if Assange's own life would be put in the danger he has chosen to place in the lives of our military servicemen he would think twice about what his responsibility to the terrorists is.

    August 24, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  4. guy from NM

    Go WikiLeaks, go! The more we know the better off we are

    August 24, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  5. lost

    When you want publicity you can hire an add agency and pay a lot of money and gat little result, or you can hire a hooker to frame yourself and get million$ in publicity for free.

    August 24, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. jules sand-perkins

    I don't believe that Assange is a rapist. I don't believe that at all.
    If you want to call somebody who releases secret information during a time of war a traitor, I'll agree with you.

    August 24, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  7. Chipster

    "whistle-blower?" That's someone who alerts the public about some sort of wrong-doing that only an inside person would know. WikiLeaks isn't warning anyone of danger, they're exposing agents and Afghans who are helping our agents to stop terrorists in their country. This is more like betraying our agents and endangering Afghan patriots and their families.

    Assange is pond-scum, not amusing.

    August 24, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  8. Richard Komi

    Anything about the conduct of war is a matter of national security. Why is wikileaks engaging in actions that expose our national security? Is it difficult for the federal government to take action against wikileaks? I don't understand.

    August 24, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |