Snowden Rips Apart ‘Obvious Falsehoods’ of House Intel Committee After Claims of Russian Ties


snowdenEdward Snowden is not all too happy with a report out Thursday morning by the House Intelligence Committee that found the legendary NSA leaker is in constant contact with Russian intelligence.

The newly declassified passages reveal that the House Intelligence Committee alleges that Snowden, “has had, and continues to have, contact with Russian intelligence services.” Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the ranking minority member of the panel, added, “Snowden and his defenders claim that he is a whistleblower, but he isn’t, as the committee’s review shows.”

Snowden took to his Twitter feed shortly after — which boasts 2.67 million followers and famously only “follows” the official NSA account — which his own long tirade in direct response, slamming the House findings as fraudulent and riddled with “obvious falsehoods.”

The report from the House Intelligence Committee, dated September 15, 2016, further alleges, “Snowden caused tremendous damage to national security, and the vast majority of the documents he stole have nothing to do with programs impacting individual privacy interested — they instead pertain to military, defense, and intelligence programs of great interest to America’s adversaries.” It continued to note, in no uncertain terms, that Snowden is not a whistleblower; the report even refers to Snowden as “a serial exaggerator and fabricator” at one point, taking many swipes at his personal character in their executive summary and the conduct with which he handled himself while employed as a NSA contractor.

Snowden first fled to Moscow, Russia in June 2013, where he has been repeatedly been granted asylum ever since. He is still living in an undisclosed location in Russia.

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