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Pentagon Snubs Leaker's Lawyers

Pentagon Snubs Leaker's Lawyers --WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hired lawyers to represent the Army intel analyst accused of leaking State Dept. secrets. But the Pentagon sent them away. By Philip Shenon 21 Jun 2010 The secretive whisteblowing website WikiLeaks said Friday night that its founder, Julian Assange, had hired private criminal defense lawyers to represent the Army intelligence specialist accused of providing WikiLeaks with highly classified combat videos from Iraq and Afghanistan. But Birgitta Jonsdottir, a parliamentarian in Iceland who acts as a spokeswoman for the website, said in a telephone interview from Reykjavik that the Pentagon had refused this week to allow the lawyers to meet the Army intel analyst, Bradley Manning.