HOT DOCUMENT: The Complete Manning/Lamo Logs

WIRED: A little more than a year ago, published excerpts from instant messenger chats between accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning and Adrian Lamo, the ex-hacker in whom he confided and who reported him to the authorities. It’s now time to reveal the previously unpublished portions of these conversations. […] Where indicated, we have chosen to redact certain names and identifying information to protect the privacy of some third-parties mentioned in the logs, and we’ve redacted one password. Otherwise, the full text of the logs we received from Adrian Lamo are published below. MORE

(10:23:34 AM) I’m a journalist and a minister. You can pick either, and treat this as a confession or an interview (never to be published) & enjoy a modicum of legal protection.(10:24:07 AM) bradass87: assange level?

(10:25:12 AM) bradass87: or are you socially engineering ;P

(10:25:51 AM) You must not have done your research

(10:25:57 AM) I could have flipped for the FBI.

(10:26:05 AM) Gotten a sweeter deal.

(10:26:10 AM) Before they fucked up.

(10:26:14 AM) And I got one anyway.

(10:26:14 AM) bradass87: indeed

(10:26:16 AM) I held out.

(10:27:04 AM) I know what being in a little room having U.S. Code & its consequences explained to you by people who don’t smile is like.

(10:27:06 AM) bradass87: btw, reminds me… saw a USAF report mentioning something about an “Adrian Lamo” being in possession of French classified material

(10:27:57 AM) bradass87: it flips both ways unfortunately… Title 10, Section 654 of US Code

(10:28:06 AM) bradass87: (DADT)

(10:28:29 AM) Of course, you could be false flagging me. I say “Can I see it?” and bam, I’m a criminal. MORE

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