Assange Hatched Plot to Steal Fifth Estate Book

According to Manning friend and supporter

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In January 2011, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared less concerned with State Department diplomatic cables or his source imprisoned in a Marine brig than he was with a tell-all book from his former second-in-command.

Assange was so focused on Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s manuscript for “WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website,”that he tried to enlist David House, a friend of Chelsea Manning’s and co-founder of the Private Manning Support Network, to steal it, House tells Wired.

The book  is one of two that that the movie “The Fifth Estate,” which opens this weekend and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange, is based upon.