Journalist Glenn Greenwald is refusing to respond to an allegation by U.S. officials that he has a new source inside the intelligence community leaking him state secrets.
In response to a Tuesday CNN story citing unnamed U.S. officials as having “concluded there’s a new leaker,” Business Insider reports reaching out to Greenwald for comment on the federal government’s conclusion. (RELATED: Government Officials Suspect New Intelligence Leaker Revealing US Secrets)
“Can’t comment on that CNN claim,” Greenwald wrote in an email to the outlet.
CNN’s sources were presumably responding to a Tuesday story published in Greenwald’s news startup The Intercept, which revealed almost half of all 680,000 people on the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center’s terrorist watchlist have no connection to known terrorist organizations. (RELATED: Half Of All People On Government Terrorist Watchlist Have No Terrorist Connections)
The classified documents published by The Intercept were dated August 2013 — months after famed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who had previously leaked a cache of classified documents to Greenwald, had already fled the U.S.
The documents were not attributed to Snowden, as others were in numerous Greenwald stories over the last year revealing bulk signals intelligence agency surveillance programs.
According to Greenwald, more of those stories are still to come.
“There are definitely still more stories based on Snowden documents coming,” Greenwald wrote.