The Guardian One of the journalists entrusted with former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s vast trove of documents said in an interview on Wednesday that it’s important to remember what the famed leaker could have done but didn’t. Barton Gellman, a journalist at the Washington Post, said that Snowden could have taken the route that Chelsea Manning (previously known as Bradley Manning) did, sending the entire cache of documents to an organization like WikiLeaks. But Snowden was far more calculated and more trusting of his confidants. “[Snowden] gave these documents, ultimately, to only three journalists,” Gellman told Terry Gross on National Public Radio.     

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