Snowden Didn’t Ask NSA About Lawfulness


snowdenIn Wednesday’s interview with Brian Williams, Edward Snowden said one of his “final officials acts in government” was bring up concerns about the lawfulness National Security Agency surveillance with the agency’s legal counsel. But a letter released by the government Thursday undercuts his claim.

Snowden’s April 2013 letter didn’t raise any concerns about NSA programs, but rather asked one question about executive orders. What’s more, Snowden sent the letter afterhe decided he to leak NSA documents.

Snowden said last year he joined Booz Allen Hamilton in March 2013 solely to gain access to files he planned to leak later. He sent the NSA letter in a month later. Read more at the Washington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}


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