WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British officials gave their U.S. counterparts a "heads up" before detaining the partner of the journalist who first reported secrets leaked by fugitive U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden, the White House said on Monday.
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But American law enforcement officials did not ask British authorities to question journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, the White House said.
"This is a decision they made on their own," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a briefing.
He did not provide information about how far in advance British officials notified the United States that Miranda would be detained.
(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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