WikiLeaks founder Assange talks to '60 Minutes'

Julian Assange discusses his relationship with sources, WikiLeaks' vulnerability to government shut down, and rumors of an upcoming document dump.


Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, part 1

In an exclusive interview with "60 Minutes" tonight, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange discussed, among other things, his relationship with sources (a crucial legal issue , as the U.S. considers taking court action against Assange), WikiLeaks' vulnerability to government shut down (presumably of concern to Assange, especially since some WikiLeaks supporters have found themselves grappling with various law enforcement agencies ), and rumors about an upcoming release of documents embarrassing to Bank of America.

"60 Minutes" offers a transcript of the interview, along with video extras, here, and a behind-the-scenes video here. Readers can check out CNET's roundup of the latest WikiLeaks news here . (CNET News is published by CBS Interactive, a unit of CBS. CBS broadcasts "60 Minutes.")


Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, part 2

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