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Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Experts' Wrong Again?

We heard so much blather for weeks from national security "experts," pundits and GOPers and Dems alike that "surely" Edward Snowden had either turned over NSA files to the Russkies or had them seized off laptops from him.   Tonight James Risen at NYT reports:  Snowden says there weren't even any files to seize when he arrived in Moscow.
Mr. Snowden said he gave all of the classified documents he had obtained to journalists he met in Hong Kong, before flying to Moscow, and did not keep any copies for himself. He did not take the files to Russia “because it wouldn’t serve the public interest,” he said.
“What would be the unique value of personally carrying another copy of the materials onward?” he added.
And there's much more in the interview on his stop in Hong Kong and feelings about the Chinese. 

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