Sunday June 05, 2016

NSA Releases Over 800 Pages Of New Snowden Documents

Did Snowden, in fact, repeatedly attempt to raise his concerns inside the NSA about its surveillance of US citizens while the agency did nothing? New documents shed quite a bit of light into that.

Hundreds of internal NSA documents, declassified and released to VICE News in response to our long-running Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, reveal now for the first time that not only was the truth about the "single email" more complex and nuanced than the NSA disclosed to the public, but that Snowden had a face-to-face interaction with one of the people involved in responding to that email. The documents, made up of emails, talking points, and various records آ— many of them heavily redacted آ— contain insight into the NSA's interaction with the media, new details about Snowden's work, and an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the efforts by the NSA, the White House, and US Senator Dianne Feinstein to discredit Snowden.