That's according to Snowden. But I've had trouble taking him at face value. Snowden worked as a computer security specialist at the CIA station in Geneva, Switzerland in 2007 under diplomatic cover. As a member of the diplomatic community it's possible he came in contact with Russian embassy personnel. He could have been recruited then eventually steered to the NSA where he apparently amassed a library of damaging documents. Snowden surfaced and made his first revelations just days before Obama was supposed to confront China about its hacking of U.S. defense secrets and technology.
I know I tend toward conspiracy theories but in Vladimir Putin's one-sided, diplomatic slap fight with Obama Snowden is a valuable tool who appeared in a timely fashion. So I wonder if Snowden is for real or if he has been a Russian agent for the last six years.
“I wonder if Snowden is for real or if he has been a Russian agent for the last six years.”
If he was a Russian agent you never would have heard his name. The Russians would have kept him in place working for the NSA and stealing secrets. Making all this information public doesn’t help the Russians at all.