It seems that a House report indicates that “since [Edward] Snowden’s arrival in Moscow, he has had, and continues to have, contact with Russian intelligence services.” Reuters reports that this “challenged Snowden’s assertion that he reached a ‘breaking point’ and decided to access and disclose the NSA materials, including documents on the agency’s collection of millions of ordinary Americans’ communications data, after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2013 that such a collection was taking place.”
Well, you don’t say…
The fact that he took nearly two million files – most of which he hadn’t looked at and were certainly unrelated to the programs he claimed to be concerned about – and fled to China and then Russia (bastions of civil liberty and government transparency that they are) wasn’t already an indicator that there was more going on than concern that people know the truth?
We’ve covered this before in “Right Said Ed,” so there’s no need to go through all the details. Suffice to say that I am not the least bit shocked to learn that he has been meeting regularly with Russian intelligence. I only hope that when they’re done with him they send him back for trial. We may never know the full extent of the damage he has caused.