Skip to comments.Snowden: No classified documents taken to Russia
Posted on 10/18/2013 2:08:11 AM PDT by markomalley
Former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden says that he did not take any secret NSA documents to Russia and that intelligence officials in China as well as Russia could not get access to the documents he had obtained before leaving the United States.
In an interview with The New York Times, Snowden said he handed over all the documents he had obtained to journalists during his stay in Hong Kong. The newspaper posted its story on its website Thursday.
Snowden said he did not retain copies of the documents and did not take them to Russia "because it wouldn't serve the public interest," the Times reported. He said his familiarity with China's intelligence abilities allowed him to protect the documents from Chinese spies while he was in Hong Kong.
"There's a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents," he said.
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>> “because it wouldn’t serve the public interest,”
Prolly the greatest altruistic diversion in World history.
The NSA is NOT the problem.
The ‘80’s called and want its documents back. TruCrypt’d files and Internet-based cloud storage preclude any need for “carrying” or “delivering” documents anywhere.
Uh huh. And Russia and China helped him just because he's a nice guy and they felt generous.
The NSA is the willing tool of the problem.
Russia and China helped because the incident itself helped them. They don’t need the data.
Oh, great. Another truth-free article from the AP.
Sure they did.
They dont need the data.
Sure they don't.
AP should label every article as (unchecked or unverified) News or let us know when no journalistic effort is provided.
The most likely already had a significant portion of the data, especially the chinese.
Are you saying this whole event didn’t help China and Russia even without the data?
They certainly do now.
Are you saying this whole event didnt help China and Russia even without the data?
Not enough to do it without a quid pro quo. But let me ask you. Snowden admits that he left with a couple of laptops crammed with sensitive intelligence data. Are you saying he's just sitting on it? Why?
I’m not saying anything about him. Although it would seem like a good idea to maintain some sort of leverage if you put yourself in the position he has.
The NSA is allied with the Soros communists in Russia.