WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied accusations that his whistleblowing website has an anti-US agenda and even compared his principles to those of America's founding fathers, in an interview on CBS news magazine 60 minutes which aired on Sunday.
"We don't 'go after' a particular country," Assange stated. "We just stick to our promise of publishing material that is likely to have a significant impact...Our founding values are those of the US revolution. They are those of the people like Jefferson and Madison. And we have a number of Americans in our organization. If you're a whistleblower and you have material that is important, we will accept it, we will defend you and we will publish it. You can't turn away material simply because it comes from the United States."