esselyn Radack, the director of GAP’s National Security and Human Rights Program, is a legal adviser to Snowden. In the months since the group’s association with the fugitive leaker began, Clark said, “We have had a highly suspicious person twice try to give us so-called ‘classified’ documents.” Because the group is not a news organization, accepting classified documents could leave it open to prosecution. “Everyone here is instructed never to take classified documents from anyone at any time,” Clark told Newsweek. “In these instances, employees followed that protocol so we do not have the documents that were offered. “One tried to give them to our receptionist,” Clark added. “No whistleblower acts like that. We immediately suspected the federal government.”

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