While Wikileaks founder Julian Assange avoids Interpol and rape charges in Sweden, and the U.S. government for all of the military and State Department files he’s made public, U.S. banks are holding their breath. Recent interviews of Assange foretell of more data-dumps of confidential documents, this time from American banks. He told Forbes that these documents “could take down a bank or two” as they show “flagrant violations’ and “unethical practices”. While he would not name-names to Forbes, in an interview in 2009, Assanged alluded to Computer World that he was “sitting on 5GB from Bank of America”.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: People walk down Wall Street on November 30, 2010 in New York City. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that the Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation of Wall Street. In a further blow to the financial district, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told Forbes that he plans to release documents early next year related to a large U.S. bank. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Julian Assange has thus far been focused on disrupting U.S. policy in regards to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His latest document-dump of State Department ‘cables’ is intended to embarrass the United States government and it’s allies. But, so far very little new has been gleaned from the documents.

Sure, we now know that Hillary Clinton is strangely obsessed with the mental health of some national leaders, like President Cristina Fernandez of Argentina. But much of what was revealed was already known or assumed by those of us who watch the news and understand how the world functions. For example, we’ve known for years that Saudi Arabia is very anxious about Iran and their nuclear weapons program.

So whether we’ll truly learn anything new from a WikiLeaks document-dump of a bank is speculative. It can’t be much worse than when Senator Carl Levin made public internal emails from Goldman Sachs. They walked away with a mere $500 Million dollar fine for all the trouble they caused. My guess is that Julian Assange faces more trouble with Interpol and those rape charges in Sweden. But, he may also find out that it’s one thing to tangle with a government and a whole other level of pain when tangling with the big banks.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (C) arrives to hold a press conference at Park Plaza Hotel on October 23, 2010 in London, England. A series of new leaks of American military documents, nearly 400,000 in total, have been released by the whistleblowing website, Wikileaks. The files detail how the torture and the abuse of detainees by Iraqi police, was ignored by US forces. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

MIAMI - JULY 26: The homepage of the WikiLeaks website is seen on a computer after leaked classified military documents were posted to it July 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida. WikiLeaks, an organization based in Sweden which publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive documents from governments and other organizations, released some 91,000 classified documents that span the past six years of U.S. combat operations on the war Afghanistan. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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