Monday, January 24, 2011

No evidence connecting Manning to WikiLeaks

Investigators are unable to directly connect PFC Bradley Manning to WikiLeaks or Julian Assange.
U.S. military officials tell NBC News that investigators have been unable to make any direct connection between a jailed army private suspected with leaking secret documents and Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
The officials say that while investigators have determined that Manning had allegedly unlawfully downloaded tens of thousands of documents onto his own computer and passed them to an unauthorized person, there is apparently no evidence he passed the files directly to Assange, or had any direct contact with the controversial WikiLeaks figure.
This is welcome news.  Anything that stymies the prosecution of WikiLeaks in these matters is a good thing in my book.  It's just a shame that Manning is still screwed.

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