Westerwelle Employee Identified as WikiLeaks Source, Frankfurter Reports

An employee in Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle’s parliamentary office was identified as a source for information divulged to the U.S. Embassy and exposed by WikiLeaks.org, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

The worker, identified as 42-year-old Helmut M., revealed results of government coalition talks following Chancellor Angela Merkel electoral victory last year that were later detailed in diplomatic cables to Washington, the newspaper said, without saying where it got the information. Helmut M. was moved to other duties, it said.

An employee in Westerwelle’s parliamentary office referred calls to the Free Democratic Party press office, which didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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