How WikiLeaks Is Helping Snowden

Plus: More big leaks on the way, says Glenn Greenwald
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2013 1:30 PM CDT
How WikiLeaks Is Helping Snowden
This film publicity image released by Focus World shows Julian Assange in a scene from the documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks."   (AP Photo/Focus World)

As the drama surrounding Edward Snowden unfolds, WikiLeaks appears to be playing a major role. The organization is paying for housing, travel, and legal help for Snowden, Julian Assange says, and it's working as a "go-between" for the whistleblower and governments. "Edward Snowden is not a traitor. He is not a spy. He is a whistleblower who has told the public an important truth," Assange says.

The WikiLeaks founder wouldn't, however, reveal the "fascinating story" of Snowden's exit from Hong Kong because of "US threats." The Wall Street Journal also caught up with Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who says WikiLeaks got in touch with Snowden "about a week ago" offering help. "I assume part of the help WikiLeaks was able to provide was putting Snowden in contact with Ecuadorian officials," says Greenwald, hinting at big future leaks: "The majority of revelations that are significant have yet to be made." (Read more Glenn Greenwald stories.)

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