Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange OutFront with Erin Burnett
November 27th, 2012
09:09 PM ET

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange OutFront with Erin Burnett

It has been more than five months since Wikileaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London - an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual misconduct allegations.

Assange recently chided American politicians, including Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) over pressuring major credit card companies like Mastercard and Visa to block money donated to Wikileaks.

"It is a serious issue that Senator Lieberman or Peter King or any other crazed right-wing extremists in the U.S. can apply an economic death penalty to any European company or organisation of their choice without any accountability, " said Assange.

Assange went on to tell British media outlets that even though it's a financially difficult situation - the whistle-blowing site will not close its doors.

Assange: How notoriety has changed a trapped man

Assange is out with his new book 'Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet.' The book discusses how the internet can be used as an instrument of freedom and oppression.

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange  is LIVE with Erin Burnett on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7pm ET.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN for the full interview.


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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Well, if nothing else you have to respect a guy who talks about himself in the 3rd person. Puts him in the rarefied company of such greats as Charles de Gaulle, Salvador Dali, and Mongo from Blazing Saddles.

    November 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Reply
  2. Jeff Linnert

    Maybe Erin could learn to 'put a sock in it' so we can hear what Mr. Assange has to say. Stop screeching and listen for a change!

    November 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply

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