Edward Snowden

Snowden Took Contractor Job to Gather Surveillance Proof

He tells Hong Kong media


Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to obtain evidence on Washington's cyberspying networks, the South China Morning Post can reveal.

For the first time, Snowden has admitted he sought a position at Booz Allen Hamilton so he could collect proof about the US National Security Agency's secret surveillance programmes ahead of planned leaks to the media.

"My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked," he told the Post on June 12. "That is why I accepted that position about three months ago."

During a global online chat last week, Snowden also stated he took pay cuts "in the course of pursuing specific work".

His admission comes as US officials voiced anger at Hong Kong, and indirectly Beijing, after the whistle-blower was allowed to leave the city on Sunday.

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  1. Are you guilty of espionage if you turn in lawbreakers and traitors to the The US Constitution and the rule of law in this country? I say no. And a fully informed jury would not convict, but you have a cowardly judiciary that will frighten jurors by telling them (wrongly) that they must apply the law only as given to them by the judge in the jury charge.

  2. Get me on that jury.

  3. Espionage definition – spying
    Spying defined- secretly gathering information from potential enemies of the country you represent.
    Right now Snowden is representing every American that talks on a phone, writes on a blo………..

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