WIRED: A little more than a year ago, Wired.com 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 It’s now time to reveal the previously unpublished portions of these conversations.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) email@example.com: 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) firstname.lastname@example.org: You must not have done your research
(10:25:57 AM) email@example.com: I could have flipped for the FBI.
(10:26:05 AM) firstname.lastname@example.org: Gotten a sweeter deal.
(10:26:10 AM) email@example.com: Before they fucked up.
(10:26:14 AM) firstname.lastname@example.org: And I got one anyway.
(10:26:14 AM) bradass87: indeed
(10:26:16 AM) email@example.com: I held out.
(10:27:04 AM) firstname.lastname@example.org: 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) email@example.com: 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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