Julian Assange opens up in rare interview

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks is seen walks into the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. A British court Monday gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations.
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Two years ago, WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange revealed 250,000 classified state department cables, causing an uproar. Then he was accused of sexually assaulting two women in Sweden.

He's been under house arrest since then in an undisclosed location on the English countryside, but Assange recently gave a rare interview to Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings, who is also the author of a new book, "The Operators."

Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks

On "CBS This Morning," Hastings discussed how he secured the interview with Assange, the backlash after the publication of the classified documents, Assange's personality, and how journalism has changed since Wikileaks entered the scene. Check out Hastings' full interview in the video in the player above.