June 10th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Julian Assange’s take on NSA surveillance program

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks out tonight on AC360 about the Obama administration’s surveillance programs. Assange calls Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old who says he leaked documents on the programs, a “heroic young man.”

Assange blasts the White House telling Anderson “you can’t trust any sort of statement” made by them on the controversial tracking of telephone calls and online activity. He argues there’s no validity to a secret “worldwide surveillance” program and says it’s time to stop the collection of information.

Assange talked to Anderson from the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he fled about a year ago to avoid extradition to Sweden where he’s wanted for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations. Assange has denied the accusations and fears Sweden will transfer him to the United States to face charges over his WikiLeaks website.


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June 7th, 2013
10:40 PM ET

Greenwald: Govt. operates in the dark

Glenn Greenwald says when the govt. operates in secret, officials abuse power. Ari Fleischer defends President Obama and the surveillance programs that monitor citizens' online activities and phone records.

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June 6th, 2013
10:54 PM ET

Ron Paul: Govt. data mining not a surprise

Ron Paul says the government reportedly monitoring Americans' phone and digital records is a destruction of liberty.

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June 6th, 2013
10:51 PM ET

Fleischer: I praise President Obama

Ari Fleischer says Pres. Obama is wise to collect Americans' phone and digital records. Paul Begala calls it overreaching.

September 19th, 2012
11:10 PM ET

Fran Townsend: Libyan Ambassador's lack of security shocking

Fran Townsend and Bob Baer say if Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens was on an al Qaeda hit list, he should have been protected by the U.S. government. Both want an investigation into the lack of security.

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June 26th, 2012
09:59 PM ET

Senators pressure White House over leaks

GOP Senators want a special prosecutor to investigate security leaks they say came from the Obama administration.

June 8th, 2012
07:41 AM ET

McCain: Security leaks point to WH

Sen. John McCain claims the White House leaked state secrets for political gain while prosecuting whistleblowers who leak unflattering information. We’re Keeping Them Honest.

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