The story of Bradley Manning's arrest has had one crucial detail missing for the last six months. The chat logs allegedly between Adrian Lamo and Bradley Manning have had 75% of their alleged content redacted by the journalists allowed access to them, and the details of the initial contact between Manning and Lamo have never been understood. While the NY Times is content to run a front page article detailing testimony from a mentally unstable ex-felon who is suddenly remembering details that directly contradict what he stated last fall, other journalists have dug much deeper.
Glenn Greenwald continues to call for an end to the chat logs suppression by Wired, as he also continues to pursue the relationships between Wired, the FBI, and Adrian Lamo (the sole provider of evidence against Bradley Manning). A few things we now know, courtesy of Greenwald and the sources he references, about Lamo, his friend Kevin Poulsen who published the chat logs story, and their accomplice Mark Rasch who put Lamo in touch with federal law authorities in order to inform on Manning:
Meanwhile Marcy Wheeler asks some very good questions regarding When Did Adrian Lamo Start Working With Federal Investigators? and FireDogLake presents a wonderful pieced together version of the chat logs as we know them so far.
As the DoJ tries to assemble a case of conspiracy against the first media organization to provide a truly anonymous, untraceable, completely automated, no-contact, document drop off, this is the evidence they will be relying on and these are the people bringing it. These are also the people and evidence keeping Bradley Manning in solitary confinement. Thank you to Glenn Greenwald and FireDogLake for diligence and integrity in journalism.
Kevin Poulsen has tweeted that he will respond to Greenwald's latest tomorrow. We will link if he does.
Photo Credit Adrian Lamo Facebook via Glenn Greenwald