WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to Le Monde. Over the past couple of weeks, WikiLeaks dropped multiple documents related to France and Germany. As always, WikiLeaks is looking to generate the maximum amount of outrage with its revelations. To do this, the organization partners with media organizations in multiple countries. This time, WikiLeaks has worked with Libération and Mediapart in France (two left-leaning outlets), and Süddeutsche Zeitung in Germany.
While the new revelations from WikiLeaks are interesting, it also shows that Assange has his own personal agenda. It will be interesting to see whether he will adopt the same strategy with another country in the coming months. Interestingly, the French denied his request and rejected the proposal outright.