New leaker disclosing U.S. secrets, government concludes

(CNN) — The federal government has concluded there’s a new leaker exposing national security documents in the aftermath of surveillance disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Proof of the newest leak comes from national security documents that formed the basis of a news story published Tuesday by the Intercept, the news site launched by Glenn Greenwald, who also published the Snowden’s leaks.

Greenwald has suggested there was another leaker. In July, he said on Twitter “it seems clear at this point” that there was another. Government officials have been investigating to find out who.

The biggest database, called the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment, now has 1 million names, a U.S. official confirmed to CNN.

The Intercept first reported the new TIDE database numbers, along with details of other databases.

One watchlist, the Terrorist Screening Database, which is a subset of the TIDE database, has 680,000 names, only a small number of which are Americans.

The Intercept report said, citing the documents, that 40% of those 680,000 don’t have affiliations to terrorist groups.

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