Snowden Says He Took Job With Booz Allen Hamilton To Gather Evidence On NSA Surveillance Programs
NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be missing in action, but the effort to find him and more information about him continues. Amid new information is Snowden’s own statement that he took the job with contractor Booz Allen Hamilton specifically in order to gather evidence on NSA surveillance programs.
“My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked,” Snowden told the South China Morning Post on June 12. “That is why I accepted that position about three months ago.”
Per the report:
He spent the time collecting a cache of classified documents as a computer systems administrator at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Asked if he specifically went to Booz Allen Hamilton to gather evidence of surveillance, he replied: “Correct on Booz.”
His intention was to collect information about the NSA hacking into “the whole world” and “not specifically Hong Kong and China”.
Meanwhile, Snowden is seeking asylum in Ecuador — and was on the flight from Russia to Cuba this morning (for which he was booked). Wikileaks’ Julian Assange has said he knows Snowden’s location and that he is safe.
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