United States has issued various statements about NSA surveillance, but one of the statements sued over Edward Snowden, that he surely must have shared his files with China or Russia since he spent time in these countries.
U.S was suing on Snowden without any proof, and in a conversation with New York Times, Snowden has cleared out the issue—“There’s a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents,” he said.
Snowden said, before flying to Moscow he had given all the classified documents to journalists he met in Hong Kong and did not take the files to Russia “because it wouldn’t serve the public interest.”
As an N.S.A. contractor I had targeted Chinese operations and had taught a course on Chinese cybercounterintelligence, so I was able to protect documents, Snowden purported.
“There’s a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents,” he said.
Right now, Snowden is facing charges under the Espionage Act for leaking the N.S.A. documents to the media and living on temporary asylum in Russia.
Mr. Snowden declined to provide details about his living conditions in Moscow, except to say that he was not under Russian government control and was free to move around, NYTimes writes.
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