Originally Posted by Dopus
Yes, because the NSA and the House Intelligence Committee have no agenda here.
I mean, the article you linked stated that either Snowden or his former boss was lying. You're jumping to all sorts of conclusions here.
And Greenwald did a fantastic job covering the leak. He's a great journalist.
Right so NSA and House Inteligence might have an agenda but Snowden couldn't possibly have one. Snowden's story doesn't add up.
Originally Posted by KingV
Is it any surprise that Snowdens boss would take take any opportunity possible to publically trash the dude that leaked a bunch of stuff that was under his management? That dude had conflicts of interest a mile-wide.
Are you saying that there is ANOTHER leaker, possibly still working for the NSA, that collaborated with Snowden. They should provide proof of that and arrest that person. If not, I'd say that Snowdens boss was just CYA'ing himself.
How is he CYA'ing himself? He casts doubt on Snowden's motives.
And yes they are basically saying there is another mole(s) in the NSA.
So if that's true none of this makes NSA look any better, it's simply stating he couldn't possibly have done this by himself.
But all I've read states that Snowden was a (smart) but low-level contractor who didn't have access nor knowledge to the domestic spying programs nor how they were used. And for a supposed whistleblower he made little attempt to do this internally contrary to his claims.
I also believe I saw a letter from the Ecuadorian ambassador floating around making arrangements to meet Snowden with Russian Intelligence from Cuba dated days before he supposedly made his decision to flee.
And finally regardless how he ended up in Russia it's BS for him to be staying there without him benefitting Putin in some way. Him telling people to vote third party during election set my BS alarm off.