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Greenwald: Obama's Pursuit of Snowden Deliberate Plan to Intimidate Whistleblowers

Wednesday, 03 Jul 2013 02:57 PM

By Courtney Coren

President Barack Obama's administration's worldwide pursuit of Edward Snowden is a part of a deliberate plan to intimidate whistleblowers and prevent them coming forward in the future, journalist Glenn Greenwald has claimed.

It is part of a concerted effort that has been going on since Obama entered the White House in 2009, said the man whose stories on Snowden have rocked Washington.

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"I think what the Obama Administration wants… is to make it so that everybody is petrified of coming forward with information about what our political officials are doing in the dark that is deceitful, illegal or corrupt," Greenwald said while appearing on 'Fox & Friends,' on Fox News.

Greenwald is the American journalist working for the Guardian newspaper in Great Britain who broke the NSA surveillance scandal based on his interviews with Snowden.

He told Fox News that he has more information that he plans to release soon and that the world "will be shocked" at the revelations.

"I will say that there are vast programs, both domestic and international spying, that the world will be shocked to learn about, that the NSA is engaged in with no democratic accountability and that's what's driving our reporting," Greenwald added.

Greenwald says that the administration doesn't care about Snowden because the damage has already been done.

"They don't care about Edward Snowden at this point; he can no longer do anything that he hasn't already done; what they care about is making an extremely negative example out of him to intimidate future whistleblowers from coming forward because they'll think that they're gonna end up like him," Greenwald said.




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