That’s just the point where the brits come into the game.
The NSA is allowed to gather data about us citizens. They’re not allowed to examin that data. BUT: The NSA is allowed to forward ALL gathered information to the british MI5. The MI5 examines that data on demand by the NSA. The perfect legal loop hole ....
Snowden has to “pay to play” in Assanges ball park.....exposing Britains Security Program was Assanges poke in the face of London not allowing him to leave the Ecuador Embassey there....Snowden had to give him that documentation.....others as well which Assange will use when he wants to intervene in International Affairs.
Snowden is nothing but a computer nerd who now sees he’s running for his life in a Geo-political game that he had no clue of the powers that would come to bear....but he’s learning!