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Father of Snowden's Girlfriend "Shocked" By News of NSA Leaks

Says the NSA whistleblower had strong moral convictions

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LAUREL, Md. (AP)—The father of the girlfriend of Edward Snowden described the leaker of national secrets as a shy and reserved man with convictions, but said Tuesday he's "still shocked" by the news about him.

Jonathan Mills, speaking to reporters Tuesday evening outside his home in Laurel, Md., described 29-year-old Edward Snowden as "very nice. Shy, and reserved."

"He's always had strong convictions of right and wrong, and it kind of makes sense. But still shocked," Mills said, describing his reaction to the news about Snowden.