Closed captioning of: On the run, WikiLeaks' Assange speaks out
there's more fallout tonight from the thousands of pages of leaked
secrets on the
is now cut off one
from its database of diplomatic cables. and
gates called the leaks embarrassing and awkward but ultimately, he predicted the impact would be fairly modest. tonight, the
. aman named julian assange is hiding out be at the same time speaks out. our own
has more on that.
julian assange is a man without a home who lives the life of the hunted. changing his appearance, using false names, and encrypted cell phones to avoid detection. he often works from what is described as bunkers and today from an undisclosed location, spoke via skype with rex, the managing editor of "time." he took aim at
she should resign. she was responsible for ordering u.s. diplomatic to engage espionage.
as for assange.
he lives a guerilla existence because of what he does and he moves around a great deal so he's not targeted.
interpole issued an arrest warrant for assange with allegations of rape and molestation involving two women in sweden, claims he denies. the 39-year-old australian
his next big
will expose a big
. assange was quoted as saying he had documents from
bank of america
he isn't the kind of hacker nerd you might expect him to be. in fact, he's a very forceful character, virging on arrogance.
in four years, assange has made
a global force and for better or worse, exposed what he considers some of the world's darkest secrets. on everything from the wars in iraq and afghanistan, to corruption in kenya. what drives him?
he sees the release of documents as a kind of transparency which actually bends the world towards justice. he sees himself as a revolutionary.
however some of his tactics have cost him supporters especially his decision to publish the name of afghans helping the u.s. the
argues there's nothing noble about assange. a u.s. official describes him as very anti-american and deeply disturbed and dangerous individual. and tonight, even as he claims success, he still is on the run.
, nbc news, washington.