Mr David Miranda told the BBC "words cannot describe how I am feeling at the moment, they took everything from me"
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No 10 contacted paper over secrets

David Cameron ordered Britain's most senior civil servant to contact the Guardian over classified information leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden, it has emerged

It has emerged that David Cameron ordered Britain's most senior civil servant to contact the Guardian in an attempt to limit revelations about American and British intelligence operations.

The Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood was asked to intervene after the newspaper obtained secret information from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Guardian's editor, Alan Rusbridger, has said his paper subsequently destroyed computer hard drives storing the information.

June Kelly reports.

  • 21 Aug
  • From the section UK