NSA released an email exchange between Edward Snowden and Office of General Counsel in which Snowden questioned the U.S National Security Agency’s legal training programs, but there is not any evidence that the former contractor complained internally about any NSA surveillance programs, that was later leaked in the Media.
On the other hand, after the released of Email, Snowden responded in an email to the Washington Post that the release by U.S. officials “is incomplete.”
Now What’s going on?
Through this email release, NSA keep saying that Snowden failed to report his concerns to superiors, but Snowden says that the release of email is incomplete.
Don’t know, what Snowden trying to say, may be some of the emails not shown by the NSA, that he sent regarding surveillance.
I raised alarms at multiple levels about the NSA’s broad collection of phone, email and Internet connections, snowden said to NBC NEWS on Wednesday.
“I have raised the complaints not just officially in writing through email to these offices and these individuals but to my supervisors, to my colleagues, in more than one office,” Snowden told the network.
“Many, many of these individuals were shocked by these programs,” Snowden said, adding that he was advised: “If you say something about this, they’re going to destroy you.”
The email first released by the office of Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Let’s see what NSA said about the Emails:
“The e-mail did not raise allegations or concerns about wrongdoing or abuse, but posed a legal question that the Office of General Counsel addressed.”
“There are numerous avenues that Mr. Snowden could have used to raise other concerns or whistleblower allegations. We have searched for additional indications of outreach from him in those areas and to date have not discovered any engagements related to his claims.”
Emails released by the NSA:
” The email exchange appears to be the first internal communication by Snowden, while he was working for the NSA, to be released publicly.”
SOURCE: Time | Reuters