Snowden Leaked To WaPo With Series Of Conditions, Some Of Which Were Not Carried Out | Talking Points Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward Snowden used the code name “Verax,” truth-teller in Latin, as he made his cautious approach to Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman about disclosing some dramatic state secrets on intelligence gathering.The 29-year-old intelligence contractor said he knew the great risks he was taking in exposing a phone records monitoring program and an Internet scouring program designed by the U.S. government to monitor for threats of terrorism. In their communications, he referred to Gellman as “Brassbanner.”


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