Edward Snowden

Editor of The Guardian: Only 1 Percent of Snowden Files Published

Calls accusations the revelations have put national security at risk "very vague and not rooted in specific stories"

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Only 1% of files leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden have been published by the Guardian newspaper, its editor has told MPs.

But Alan Rusbridger told the Home Affairs Select Committee that the Guardian was not a "rogue newspaper".

He insisted the paper's journalists were "patriots" and patriotic about democracy and a free press.

He said senior officials in Whitehall and the US administration had told the paper "no damage" had been caused.