January 22, 2014
Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking US government secrets and that suggestions by some politicians he might have had help from Russia were “absurd”, the New Yorker magazine reported on Tuesday.
In an interview the magazine said was conducted by encrypted means from Moscow, Snowden was quoted as saying: “This ‘Russian spy’ push is absurd.”
Snowden said he “clearly and unambiguously acted alone, with no help from anyone, much less a government”.
“It won’t stick. … Because it’s clearly false, and the American people are smarter than politicians think they are,” the New Yorker quoted Snowden as saying.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:27 am