Holder: 'Significant' actions taken in WikiLeaks investigation
December 6th, 2010
01:47 PM ET

Holder: 'Significant' actions taken in WikiLeaks investigation

Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he has authorized "significant" actions related to the criminal investigation of WikiLeaks as the website faces increasing pressure worldwide for publishing sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables.

"National security of the United States has been put at risk," Holder said. "The lives of people who work for the American people have been put at risk. The American people themselves have been put at risk by these actions that I believe are arrogant, misguided and ultimately not helpful in any way. We are doing everything that we can."

His comments came as a Swiss bank announced that it had closed the account of Julian Assange, the website's founder, dealing a second financial blow to the site in a matter of days.

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  1. mmmmmm

    Peanut butter and jelly

    December 7, 2010 at 6:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. zzzzzzzzz

    And warm milk?

    December 7, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Cesar

    I'm so confused!

    December 7, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. drivindurty

    When he tells the world. About ufo's and why they are here call me

    December 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. crazy

    Eric needs to be fired.he sued az to protect illegals,which is against law to be an illegal.now he wants infringe on rights.what next?communism.im tired of hearing we have to.Take your civil rights for national security.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. crazy

    Eric holder should be hunting down osama bin laden,no he will protect him like he did with illegals in usa.this j.e.r.k has too much power.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. crazy

    I dont believe a private in the army had all that info.eric holder go investigate the fed reserve that give 9 trillions dollars in secret loans to private banks without gov approval.did the banks pay it back?no.ceos got billion dollars pay of taxspayers.corruption.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. crazy

    Eric go investigate the fed reserve for handing out taxpayers money to private banks without gov approval?meanwhile people lost their homes from banks that receive 9 trillions dollars of secret loans.Why didnt main st get free interest secret loans from the fed reserve?

    December 8, 2010 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. crazy

    I will never post on cnn,they censor what u write,infringment on freedom of speech.

    December 8, 2010 at 7:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
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