December 9, 2013
White House: US did not seek detention of journalist's partner
British officials gave their US counterparts a "heads up" before detaining the partner of the journalist who first reported secrets leaked by fugitive US intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden, the White House has admitted.
But American law enforcement officials did not ask British authorities to question journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner, David Miranda.
"This is a decision they made on their own," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing on Monday.
He did not provide information about how far in advance British officials notified the United States that Miranda would be detained.