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The Man Who Protects America's Secrets

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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg attend their 1951 trial in New York. They were charged and convicted of giving nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union under the 1917 Espionage Act. The law was intended for spies but has been used by the Obama and Trump administrations to prosecute suspected national security leakers. AP hide caption

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Once Reserved For Spies, Espionage Act Now Used Against Suspected Leakers

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden speaks via video link during the Athens Democracy Forum, organized by The New York Times, at the National Library in Athens on Sept. 16, 2016. Snowden is in exile in Moscow; Russia has extended his residence permit. Kostas Baltas/InTime Sports via AP hide caption

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Edward Snowden speaks in September via video link from Moscow during a news conference with Human Rights Watch to call upon President Obama to pardon Snowden before leaving office. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Obama Faces Difficult Choices Amid Stream Of Last-Minute Clemency Requests

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William Evanina, the head of U.S. counterintelligence, estimates that more than 100 Russian spies are currently operating on U.S. soil. Courtesy of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence hide caption

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For America's Top Spy Catcher, A World Of Problems To Fix — And Prevent

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This image released by Open Road Films shows, from left, Melissa Leo as Laura Poitras, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden, Tom Wilkinson as Ewen MacAskill and Zachary Quinto as Glenn Greenwald, in a scene from "Snowden." Jürgen Olczyk/AP hide caption

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A Former NSA Deputy Director Weighs In On 'Snowden'

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Edward Snowden, who is in Moscow, is seen on a giant screen during a live video conference for an interview as part of an Amnesty International event in Paris in December 2014. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence published a summary report accusing Snowden of causing "tremendous damage to U.S. national security." Charles Platiau/AP hide caption

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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden spoke via video conference at the Johns Hopkins University auditorium in Baltimore Feb. 17. Juliet Linderman /AP hide caption

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NSA: Fallout From Snowden Leaks Isn't Over, But Info Is Getting Old

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Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears live via video during a student organized world affairs conference at the Upper Canada College private high school in Toronto in February. Mark Blinch/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A man using a mobile phone walks past an AT&T store, in June. The New York Times and ProPublica report that the telecom giant helped the NSA spy for decades. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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