Skip to comments.Snowden Strikes Back at NSA, Emails NBC News
Posted on 05/30/2014 7:48:21 PM PDT by Dave346
Fugitive Edward Snowden on Friday challenged the NSAs insistence that it has no evidence he tried to raise concerns about the agencys surveillance activity before he began leaking government documents to reporters, calling the response a clearly tailored and incomplete leak ... for a political advantage.
The NSA's new discovery of written contact between me and its lawyers -- after more than a year of denying any such contact existed - raises serious concerns, Snowden said in an email Friday to NBC News. It reveals as false the NSA's claim to Barton Gellman of the Washington Post in December of last year, that after extensive investigation, including interviews with his former NSA supervisors and co-workers, we have not found any evidence to support Mr. Snowdens contention that he brought these matters to anyones attention.
Snowdens email followed Thursdays release by the U.S. Office of the Director of Intelligence of an email exchange between Snowden and the NSAs Office of the General Counsel. The Washington Post received and published a similar response from Snowden on Thursday.
That email, dated April 5 , 2013, and bearing the subject line Question for OGC re. OVSC1800 Course Content, was a request for clarification about a legal point in training materials for a mandatory course regarding policies and procedures restricting domestic surveillance by the NSA. Its primary focus was on the question of whether an executive order issued by the president could trump a federal statute.
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What can that weasel do to “strike back” at anything?
Illiterates! How about Art. VI, Cl. 2?
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Other than his word, what evidence has Snowden offered?
Betcha it just grinds the NSA’s grits to not be able to get their hands on him...
Who are you going to believe - the government, or your lying eyes?
The US feral government cancer has metastasized.
Snowden became a traitor when the 0bama regime made him one.
I hope that should this traitor ever return to US soil he be meet by a firing squad...both unlikely but a person can hope...
I watched what they “aired” of the interview. The high school drop out was relaxed and answered every question thoroughly. Ed isn’t a dummy, and seems to have calculated what information he has released. I have the sense to walk away from a game when one of the players is a shark. I think Ed has a hammer, and will swing it!
So,If I understand you he is a traitor for disclosing the traitoris/treasonis acts of the Obama administration?Doesnt that make him a patriot?
A patriot..surely you jest
Maybe, maybe not — the Executive Order or the federal statute or both could be unconstitutional.
Sohhhhh, violating your 4th amendment and several other rights makes the US government the good guy in this story?
No,Im deadly serious.A man shows us everything the Obama administration is doing to destroy our privacy rights and you call that man the traitor?
I would be surprised if he hasn’t figured out Brian Wiliams can’t be trusted. The brief snipits I’ve heard from him, shows him to be far more intelligent and communicative than pretty much any Øbama voter. And no tele-prompter!
Then again, Brian does get a fair amount of viewers, so, speaking to the arguably, low intelligence audience does get his message out to the twitter crowd.
Which now that I read that last: is woefully redundant.
Question: how do you be a whistleblower for a three letter agency, like the ones he’s dealt with, and live to tell the tale, let alone blow the damn whistle?
Mr. Snowden does not strike me as a stupid man. And while we may argue about his patriotism; I for one will withhold judgement until more info is provided.
I’d trust him over Obama any day.