Heavily Redacted House Report Accuses Snowden of Contacts With Russian Intel

Heavily Redacted House Report Accuses Snowden of Contacts With Russian Intel | Snowden: Report full of obvious falsehoods, presented no evidence

A heavily redacted report from the House Intelligence Committee on Edward Snowden’s leaks accuses the leaks of being “the largest and most damaging public release” in US intelligence history, claiming it had disclosed 13 “high risk” security sisues surrounding US surveillance, and would endanger troops in future conflicts.

Perhaps the most specific allegation out of the report, however, is the claim that Snowden “has had and continues to have contact” with Russian intelligence services. The unredacted parts of the report offered no evidence for this claim.

Or indeed for much else. Snowden was critical of the report in his own comments, saying that there were “obvious falsehoods” in the report, and that there was no evidence to support most of the allegations. Of course, the report was so heavily redacted it isn’t clear how most of the conclusions were reached in the first place.

The report went on to criticize the intelligence community for not taking a more aggressive response after the leaks to try to make sure that there were no future leaks of similar size. It also claimed they’d failed to “thoroughly review” all the documents Snowden leaked

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  • TellTheTruth-2

    House Intelligence Committee = morons in real life.

    • MvGuy

      Hillary’s minions!

      • TellTheTruth-2

        Exactly … the NSA and CIA don’t make us safer.

    • WakaWakaWackyWorld

      I trust Snowden more than any of our elected officials…

  • WakaWakaWackyWorld

    Our government is not to be trusted …

  • jeff_davis

    The House Intelligence Committee and the CIA, both partners in the post-WW2 hegemonic war-mongering and Neoliberal, Neocon deep state betrayal of the american people. Drain the f*cking swamp. What company makes those orange prison jumpsuits?, I want to buy some stock.

  • Mark Thomason

    I’d like to know more about just who on the House Intelligence Committee did this. Hillary guys blaming anyone but Hillary? Neocons and hawks who always bashed him?