Snowden breaks silence to insist he didn’t help foreign agents
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Association contractor who leaked secrets about widespread surveillance, has spoken to the press for the first time since getting asylum in Russia. New York Times reporter James Risen talked to the whistleblower through “encrypted online communications” over the course of the last week.
Snowden maintained that his leaks helped, rather than hurt, US security. “The secret continuance of these programs represents a far greater danger than their disclosure,” he told the paper.