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Friday, May 30, 2014

NSA "finds" Snowden emails after denying they existed

"Corruptus in Extremis"
  • Bullshit Alert  -  The corrupt liars in the NSA magically "find" some of Ed Snowden's emails after claiming last year that those emails did not exist.

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden did raise questions with top NSA lawyers, the agency admitted on Thursday. Snowden responded by saying the released emails are incomplete, and that NSA misdirection “raises serious concerns,” reports RT News.

The Office of the Director of the National Intelligence announced through its website on Thursday that it has located a lone email inquiry sent by Mr. Snowden in April 2013 to the Office of General Counsel, confirming in part allegations the former contractor made during an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams that aired Wednesday evening.

“I actually did go through channels, and that is documented,” Snowden told Williams when the two sat down in Moscow for an interview recently. “The NSA has records, they have copies of emails right now to their Office of General Counsel, to their oversight and compliance folks, from me raising concerns about the NSA’s interpretations of its legal authorities.”

“I would say one of my final official acts in government was continuing one of these communications with a legal office. And in fact, I’m so sure that these communications exist that I’ve called on Congress to write a letter to the NSA to verify that they do,” Snowden said.

Yet the NSA has, until now, denied the existence of any such correspondence. In fact, previously the agency said any such emails simply couldn’t be found.

“After extensive investigation, including interviews with his former NSA supervisors and co-workers, we have not found any evidence to support Mr. Snowden's contention that he brought these matters to anyone's attention," the NSA said last year.

Yet Snowden countered the ODNI release later on Thursday, saying that the offerings are an incomplete record of his correspondence with the Office of General Counsel.

“Today’s release is incomplete, and does not include my correspondence with the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Office of Compliance, which believed that a classified executive order could take precedence over an act of Congress, contradicting what was just published,” Snowden told the Washington Post.

“It also did not include concerns about how indefensible collection activities - such as breaking into the back-haul communications of major US internet companies - are sometimes concealed under E.O. 12333 to avoid Congressional reporting requirements and regulations.”

Snowden said the NSA’s track record of repeatedly lying about the existence or scope of its vast, secret surveillance operations around the world is proof that any of its claims about his own record of speaking out – already proven false by Thursday’s email release – should be viewed skeptically.

“Now that they have finally begun producing emails, I am confident that truth will become clear rather sooner than later.”

For the full article go to RT News.

Dr. Michael Savage
Edward Snowden is a Patriot!

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