‘Stop breaking the law’: Snowden raises ‘red flag’ over testimony of NSA and FBI chiefs


‘Stop breaking the law’: Snowden raises ‘red flag’ over testimony of NSA and FBI chiefs
  1. ‘Stop breaking the law’: Snowden raises ‘red flag’ over testimony of NSA and FBI chiefs
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    Edward Snowden has reacted to the testimony from the directors of the FBI and the NSA discussing whistleblowers before the House Intelligence Committee. Read Full Article at…
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FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Michael Rogers testified before the House Select Committee on Intelligence on Monday. The questioning largely focused on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election campaign and President Donald Trump’s accusation that his campaign was spied on by the Obama administration.

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As the directors of two of America’s most prominent intelligence agencies answered a question about the leaking of classified information to the press, Snowden took to Twitter to raise a “red flag” about their testimony.

“Red flag: NSA Director careful to discuss only who can unmask USP [US persons] identities in reporting, not who can access collection involving USPs, [US persons]” Snowden tweeted.

“How many communications in which at least one participant is American are held by the NSA? The question not answered in Congress today.”

The former NSA contractor commented that the members of Congress asking the questions were conflating legality and morality, saying that while people who leak information may be breaking the law what they do is a moral act.

Snowden then retweeted a tweet from investigative journalist Carl Bernstein, who uncovered the Watergate scandal, which read: “I can state w[ith]/confidence that many intel members now decrying 'leaks' of classified info have themselves 'leaked' classified info knowingly.”

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