Business Insider: Don't Trust Edward Snowden

Image: Business Insider: Don't Trust Edward Snowden

Monday, 21 Oct 2013 07:46 AM

By Elliot Jager

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Don't trust Edward Snowden, warns Michael Kelley in Business Insider.

Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency contractor who fled to Moscow, claims he did not cooperate with Russian or Chinese intelligence and that there was "a zero percent chance" those adversaries had analyzed NSA secrets as a result of his infidelities.

Snowden — who claimed in an extensive New York Times email interview that he betrayed no secret NSA documents to Russia or China — could be telling the truth, though numerous discrepancies in his story raise questions, writes Kelley.

Snowden claims that by the time he fled to Moscow on June 23 he had turned over all the classified documents removed from NSA and handed them to journalists Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, and Ewen MacAskill, who met with him in Hong Kong on or about June 9 or 10.

He says he that kept no copies, Kelley writes.

Yet on June 12, Snowden was able to leak additional NSA secrets regarding a specific IP addresse the NSA was using to hack into the South China Morning Post, according to Kelley.

Kelley notes that Greenwald was quoted as saying that he thought Snowden might have more secrets to reveal: "I don't know for sure whether [Snowden] has more documents than the ones he has given me. I believe he does."

On July 14, Greenwald told The Associated Press that Snowden "is in possession of literally thousands of documents . . . that would allow somebody who read them to know exactly how the NSA does what it does, which would, in turn, allow them to evade that surveillance or replicate it."

Lon Snowden told the Associated Press that his son had "much more to be shared."

Kelley concludes that even without documents, the information Snowden possesses is valuable to U.S. adversaries.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Bush Emails Show Defense of Principles, Older Brother

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 14:04 PM

Thousands of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's emails are showing up online through public records laws in the days before  . . .

Late Pope John Paul II Gets Flowers from Would-be Assassin

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 11:22 AM

Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish former extremist who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II, on Saturday laid flowers o . . .

Cuban Dissidents: Obama 'Betrayed' Us

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 10:19 AM

Cuba's dissidents say President Barack Obama's decision to normalize relations with their country will cause Cubans even . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved