Former Contractor Revealed As Source of Stories on NSA eavesdropping
By Harold Hutchison
A 29-year-old former NSA contractor calling himself a “whistle-blower” has claimed he provided details of the NSA’s surveillance programs for both phone calls and the internet to London Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald. Edward Snowden came forward over the weekend, and is on record as having donated to Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign. He had held off disclosing because he believed Obama would rein in the programs.
"I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things … I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under,” Snowden told Greenwald.
Senior officials, including Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, denounced the leak. On ABC’s This Week, Rogers said, “I know your reporter that you interviewed, Greenwald, says that he’s got it all and now is an expert on the program. He doesn’t have a clue how this thing works, and neither did the person who released just enough information to literally be dangerous.”
Is Snowden a whistleblower exposing wrongdoing, or has he leaked information that will endanger the country?
Here is a video of his interview: