He is an international man of mystery, but Julian Assange is under scrutiny not for his secrets, but for those he has shared.
His WikiLeaks frenzy caps a year of slip-ups, leaks, and missteps. For Assange, the big question is what charge he might face -- although he has already suffered punitive payback for his most recent leak of U.S. government information. His bank accounts have been frozen, amidst rumors that the U.S. wants to charge him under the Espionage Act of 1917. His website has been under hack attack, part of a cyberwar attacking his opponents. Meanwhile -- and suspiciously timed, say his supporters -- he has been accused of assault and briefly imprisoned. And, with the irony lost on no one, his attorneys have condemned the leak of rape charges. Read More»