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House Intelligence Chairman: Russian Spies Helped Edward Snowden Hack NSA

NSA leaker Edward Snowden looks down during a press conference at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on July 12. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch, Tanya Lokshina)

NSA leaker Edward Snowden looks down during a press conference at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport on July 12. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch, Tanya Lokshina)

Joel Gehrke  reports:   National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden had outside help, perhaps from Russian spies, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

“This was a thief, who we believe had some help, who stole information the vast majority had nothing to do with privacy.” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., who heads up the intel panel, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview that will air Sunday. “Our ArmyNavyAir ForceMarines have been incredibly harmed by the data that he has taken with him and we believe now is in the hands of nation-states.” NBC released an excerpt of the interview late Saturday.

“First of all, if it was a privacy concern he had, he didn’t look for information on the privacy side for Americans,” Rogers explained. “He was stealing information that had to do with how we operate overseas to collect information to keep Americans safe. That begs the question. And some of the things he did were beyond his technical capabilities. Raises more questions. How he arranged travel before he left. How he was ready to go, he had a ‘go bag,’ if you will.”…

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WashingtonExaminer.com

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2 Comments on “House Intelligence Chairman: Russian Spies Helped Edward Snowden Hack NSA”

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