A U.S. Congressman is asking the Obama administration to designate the government whistle-blower website WikiLeaks a terrorist organization.
Republican Representative Peter King of New York, the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday asking the administration to look into whether the organization meets necessary criteria to be labeled a U.S.-designated terrorist organization. King argues that WikiLeaks “presents a clear and present danger” to U.S. national security and that it engaged in terrorist activity by, quote, “committing acts that it knew, or reasonably should have known, would afford material support for the commission of terrorist activity.” King also wrote Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with espionage for conspiring to reveal classified information.
WikiLeaks began releasing thousands of confidential government documents over the weekend. Many of the documents reveal brutally honest conversations between Washington and U.S. diplomats about foreign world powers.
To learn more KXNT Morning News spoke to CBS News Correspondent Peter Maer.
KXNT Morning News also spoke to CBS News Correspondent Vicki Barker in London.