Authorities were sure this was going to work. As of the of this writing it has not.
Holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy since June, Wikileaks
founder Julian Assange is trying the patience of British authorities, who want to extradite him back to his home country of Sweden, where officials there want to talk to him about an ongoing sexual assault investigation.
Assange was granted diplomatic asylum inside the embassy, and said he fears being sent home to Sweden will eventually lead to him being extradited to the United States where he would face charges over Wikileaks’ acquisition and posting of sensitive diplomatic cables.
And to date, he hasn’t left the embassy, leading to Scotland Yard’s finest scratching their heads for the best way to lure him out.
FBI Forensics experts have released the following computer generated age progression photo of how Hughes might appear in 2011.
Wikileaks has released e-mails it has recently obtained between the New York Times and a very unlikely source: Howard Hughes. Wikileaks hasn’t reported where it got the e-mails between the Times and the dead former aviator/film producer/obsessive-compulsive recluse billionaire. The first e-mail of the three from Hughes is the longest, according to Wikileaks, and begins with asking about a book that was supposed to come out in the early 1970s by Clifford Irving about Hughes.
“It occurs to me as I’m sitting here with my boy Andy Kaufman over here that there was supposed to be a biography come out about 40 years or so ago,” part of the first e-mail read. “Clifford Erving (sic) was working on it. What the hell happened with that?”
The further e-mails purportedly from Hughes, who would be 105 years old today, do not answer the questions the Times asks about why Hughes would have wanted to fake his death in 1976, and what he’s been doing since then. Nor does “Hughes” answer the questions by the Times about the first e-mail’s reference to comedian Andy Kaufman, who died in 1984.
Inter-agency tensions on the rise.
Washington, DC—It appears tensions were especially high between the CIA director and FBI directer earlier this year after they had dinner at the White House with a few friends of the CIA who had come into town, according to Wikileaks. The internet organization known for publishing submissions of private media has released texts in its possession of a heated back-and-forth between the directors.
“If you don’t have any idea why we’re upset, we sure as hell aren’t going to tell you,” the first text from the CIA director read. Continue reading
Wiki Leaks continues to make a mess.
Sioux City, IA—It appears Wikileaks has struck again. The international non-profit organization known for publishing submissions of private, secret and classified media from anonymous sources has released 42 pages of e-mails and text messages between unemployed welder John Maddux and his ex-girlfriend, Heather Heyward.
Maddux is currently engaged to Josey Lewellen. They’re scheduled (for now, anyway) to tie the knot March 12th. But the e-mails and texts between Maddux and Heyward are all from January and February this year. Continue reading