When Daniel Assange reluctantly agreed to talk with me two and a half months ago, his intention was to correct the misrepresentations that had been previously made about him in the media, clarify his often-misinterpreted relationship with his (in)famous father, and then move on with his life. He was not seeking attention; he did not claim to have any ground-breaking information on his father — he just wanted to set the record straight.
That should have been the end of it all. In the interview, Daniel made it very clear that he was never involved with WikiLeaks, and that he had not seen Julian Assange since the whistleblower last left Australia in 2007. He was comprehensive and thoughtful in his responses, and gave some great first-hand insights into the personality of the man that the world knows so little about. As an interviewer, I couldn’t have asked him to answer my questions more honestly and extensively than he did.