By Dave Urbanski. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has very sensitive “blueprints” detailing how the National Security Agency operates that would give its readers the ability to duplicate—or evade—NSA surveillance.
That’s the latest from Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who closely communicates with Snowden and first reported on his intelligence leaks.
Greenwald told the Associated Press that Snowden, a former NSA systems analyst, has “literally thousands of documents” that constitute “basically the instruction manual for how the NSA is built.”
“In order to take documents with him that proved that what he was saying was true he had to take ones that included very sensitive, detailed blueprints of how the NSA does what they do,” Greenwald said in the interview in Brazil, where he lives. He said the interview took place about four hours after his last interaction with Snowden, with whom he said he’s in almost daily contact.
Snowden emerged from weeks of hiding in a Moscow airport Friday, and said he was willing to stop leaking secrets about U.S. surveillance programs if Russia would give him asylum until he can move on to Latin America. Read more from this story HERE.
Senior Republican says U.S. must step up efforts to get Snowden
By Reuters. A key congressional Republican said on Sunday that the Obama administration must step up efforts and exert “any and all pressure” on Russia to get it to hand over Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor turned fugitive leaker.
“I’m sure Russia loves this,” Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, said of the Snowden drama that has opened the United States to international criticism.
McCaul told “Fox News Sunday” that the Russians are “making a mockery” of U.S. foreign policy, and, “I’m sure every day, they’re extracting more and more information from this man.” Read more from this story HERE.