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Biden Makes Case For Assange As A 'High-Tech Terrorist'

First Posted: 12/19/10 03:51 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Vice-President Joe Biden made his case for why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a "high-tech terrorist" on Sunday, in an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"This guy has done things and put in jeopardy the lives and occupations of people in other parts of the world," Biden said. "He's made it difficult to conduct our business with our allies and our friends. ... It has done damage."

Biden also claimed the leaks have had a direct impact on his own work when meeting with world leaders. "There is a desire now to meet with me alone rather than have staff in the room," he said. "It makes things more cumbersome."

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Biden said the Justice Department is exploring possible legal action against Assange. His comments echoed those made by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell earlier this month. "I think the man is a high-tech terrorist," McConnell said.

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