CBS Interview with Assange - Assange Denies Knowing Manning’s Name until Manning’s arrest
Assange says is that their technology means they don’t know who is submitting materials, and Assange only learned the name when he read an article about Manning’s arrest.
Read the article; Assange believes he’s done no wrong.
Julian Assange: Our technology means we don’t know who is submitting us materials. But the name Bradley Manning was first heard by us when we read an article about his arrest in Wired magazine.
Katie Couric: So neither you nor WikiLeaks provided any technical assistance to Private Manning before he exfiltrated this information?
Assange: Well, I assume that is correct. Now, remember, we’ve never heard the name of Bradley Manning before. But it’s interesting you’re raising that particular question, because it’s something that appears to be coming out of attempts to conflate media activities with espionage. That’s a serious business.
No doubt, some prosecutors, seeking to gain their bit of fame and reputation by taking us on, but they’re going to lose.