WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange dismisses reports of internal strife
Womens nike air max trainers in an exclusive interview Friday with CNN, the WikiLeaks editorinchief dismissed reports of internal disputes within the organization, chalking them up to a small handful of disgruntled employees who had been suspended.Since the July publication of the Afghan War Diary, a massive, searchable database containing more than 70,000 classified documents about the Afghanistan War, some in the mostly secretive group of volunteers have quit, citing disagreements with the way the group conducts business and womens nike air max trainers Assange’s personality and style,This organization does not let anyone hang out to dry, Assange said Friday. “We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod. to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role,On the other hand, he said, “I get undue credit,Some of the attacks have come from within WikiLeaks.Daniel DomscheitBerg, a longtime volunteer and spokesman for WikiLeaks, quit last month. He told CNN that Assange’s personality was distracting from the group’s original mission: to publish small leaks, not air max 90 men just huge, splashy ones like the Afghan War Diary.WiiLeaks’ new spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said the material WikiLeaks publishes is far more important than the organization or Assange, and it has tried womens nike air max trainers to convey that. “In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out air max 90 men is not authentic, he said.When he left WikiLeaks,
DomscheitBerg said the site was flooded with new submissions from several countries that have not been published,There is now more information than can be handled, DomscheitBerg said.In the past few weeks, a large number of new volunteers have joined WikiLeaks to replace volunteers who have left, he said. WikiLeaks may be down, he said, but it’s far from out.Money has also been an issue. Last week, a British company that had been collecting donations for WikiLeaks ended womens nike air max trainers its relationship with the organization.Examining leaks is “a very expensive process, Assange said in August.Shortly after the Afghan War Diary leak, prosecutors in Sweden announced that they are investigating Assange in two separate cases of rape and molestation,There is reason to believe that a crime has been committed, Marianne Ny, Sweden’s director of public prosecutions, said in a statement last month. “Considering information available at present, my judgment is that the classification of the crime is rape,She said more investigation is necessary before she can make a final decision.Assange has maintained he’s innocent and told the Arabiclanguage television network AlJazeera the accusations were a “smear campaign,This week, his application for residency in Sweden was rejected because it failed to fulfill all the requirements. A Swedish immigration official declined to elaborate.Assange, who is mercurial in interviews, answered CNN’s questions Friday about strife within WikiLeaks, but repeatedly declined to answer questions about the rape and molestation investigation and what the allegations may mean to the organization,This interview is about something else. I will have to walk if you are, Assange said. “If you are going to contaminate this extremely serious interview with questions about my personal life, womens nike air max trainers air max 90 men.