I just noticed this exchange last Friday with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about +WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning, and Julian Assange:

Q    Thanks, Jay.  I wanted to go back to your comment about transparency and ask, the year is coming to an end and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is still in the Ecuadorean embassy.  I wanted to get your response.  One of the reasons he hasn’t returned to Sweden for questioning on sexual allegations is because he fears he would be extradited to the U.S.  Where is the Obama administration in the investigation of Assange and Wikileaks?  And what is your response to those who say Julian Assange, Bradley Manning are examples of the President being anything but transparent?

MR. CARNEY:  Well, I entirely disagree.  And in terms of investigations of that nature I would refer you to the Department of Justice.

Q    Thanks, Jay.

MR. CARNEY:  Thanks very much.
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