Julian Assange Has A Treat For Bank Of America

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Unable to contain his excitement any longer, Julian Assange has revealed the target of his next 'Leak-- Bank of America, come on down!

Given that this was the 'large US bank' most had assumed Assange was hinting at several weeks ago, it's not that much of a surprise. He did however offer up this vague and slightly sinister statement however, which you should feel free to marinate on.

"We don't want the bank to suffer unless it's called for," Assange said. "But if its management is operating in a responsive way there will be resignations," he said, without giving details about the material.

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