Edward Snowden

Lawmaker: Snowden Lying About What NSA, PRISM Can Do

But admits he doesn't know what info whistleblower possesses

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Edward Snowden did not have enough high-level access at the National Security Agency to obtain the kind of information that would compromise America's place among other nations, House Intelligence Committee members said Thursday.

"He was lying," said Chairman Mike Rogers, Breitbart reported. "He clearly has over-inflated his position, he has over-inflated his access and he's even over-inflated what the actual technology of the programs would allow one to do. It's impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do."

Mr. Rogers' comments come at a time when some security analysts have expressed concern that Mr. Snowden might trade top-level, and as-yet unreleased, secrets for asylum in China, or another nation on colder terms with the United States