WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange posted a tweet late this afternoon that called for Obama's resignation.
In an interview published in a Spanish language newspaper, Assange said that Obama should resign if Obama approved the spying of UN officials by US diplomatic figures, according the newspaper El Pais, and published in AFP.
Assange says Obama should resign
Not only should Obama resign, Assange asserts, but all those who knew and approved of this â€œmust resign if the US is to be seen as a credible nation that obeys the rule of law. The order is so serious it may well have been put to the president for approval.â€ Assange was quoted in El Pais, as cited in the online AFP this afternoon.
â€œObama must answer what he knew about this illegal order and when. If he refuses to answer or there is evidence he approved of these actions, he must resign.â€
Assange added this statement in an online Internet chat. One of the documents WikiLeaks published recently identified Sec.of State Clinton asking for phone numbers, email addresses, credit card details and frequent flier numbers of officials.
The call for resignation if it is shown Obama approved spying
Obama should resign Obama should resign if it can be shown that he approved spying by US diplomatic figures on UN officials, the founder of WikiLeaks said in an interview published Sunday.
"The whole chain of command who was aware of this order, and approved it, must resign if the US is to be seen to be a credible nation that obeys the rule of law. The order is so serious it may well have been put to the president for approval," Julian Assange told the Spanish daily, El Pais.
Photo: Julian Assange
Some may believe Assange has gone too far in asking for Obama's resignation and the resignation of all those who were in the chain of command, if it is shown that Obama approved the spying of UN officials by US diplomats.
Assange in hiding
Assange is in hiding, since Sweden has an arrest out for him and Interpol has placed him on a wanted list. Some believe he may be in Britain.
On Thursday, After WikiLeaks' US domain provider and hosting services were shut down Thursday night, WikiLeaks set up a new shop on a Swiss server:
Copyright Â© 2010 Kathryn Esplin for Gather.com.
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