Atlanta-based firm Alston & Bird is playing a supporting role in a blockbuster drama over domestic spying on organizations considered hostile to President Donald Trump’s agenda. But exactly what that role is remains unclear, and the firm won’t shed light on it.

A New York Times report that went online Saturday found that Erik Prince, the security contractor who is a sibling of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, has been helping right-wing activist group Project Veritas by recruiting former spies to help infiltrate teachers unions and Democratic congressional campaigns.

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