On Tuesday, Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger went before an anti-terrorism hearing in the House of Commons. There, he was asked about information the newspaper had and published on the NSA from Edward Snowden and whether he loved his country.
Here's a best-of from the exchange, from the recording of the hearing
on Guardian reporter Paul Owen's live-blog
, as well as some tweets from journalists following along.
Chair Keith Vaz
: "Mr. Rusbridger, to start with, just some facts, then members of the committee will come in and probe you on a number of issues. Can we just be clear at the start because there was a reference made to some newspapers that you've been compelled to come here against your wishes. We wrote to you and invited you to come here and you are here as part of that inquiry. You don't feel under any compulsion do you?"
: "I wasn't aware that it was optional, but I'm glad to be here anyway."