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Snowden's girlfriend identified as member of Hawaii dance troupe

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:47 p.m. HST, Jun 10, 2013

The girlfriend of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been identified by The Daily Mail newspaper in London as Lindsay Mills, a former ballet dancer who performs with an acrobatic group in Hawaii.

Mills, 28, is a Baltimore native who lived with Snowden on Oahu and has worked with the about 20- to 30-member Waikiki Acrobatic Troupe for about a year, a fellow troupe member told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser today on condition of anonymity. The troupe member acknowledged meeting Snowden several times and described him as quiet.

Mills is fairly new to the group and performs pole dancing, partner acrobatics, and aerial dance, the source told the Star-Advertiser. She typically performs as part of a smaller group of acrobats every first friday of the month at Mercury Bar, in downtown Honolulu.

The couple rented a home until recently on Eleu Street in Wai­pahu. 

Snowden, 29, ignited a national firestorm of debate last week when he divulged the existence of NSA anti-terrorism programs, including that the federal agency gathers records of millions of U.S. phone calls and also has access to Internet usage data from the top U.S. Internet companies. Snowden gave the information to The Guardian newspaper of London and the Washington Post.

Snowden was a technical assistant for the Central Intelligence Agency but more recently worked for the NSA as a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton, the Guardian reported.  Booz Allen confirmed that Snowden worked for the firm for fewer than three months with a team in Hawaii. The offices are at 733 Bishop St. downtown.

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W15 wrote:
Not every aspect of this story is news...
on June 10,2013 | 01:43PM
primo1 wrote:
Personally I find the fact that his girlfriend pole dances interesting.
on June 10,2013 | 01:52PM
AmbienDaze wrote:
every first friday of the month at Mercury Bar
on June 10,2013 | 02:36PM
allie wrote:
yikes! I guess they broke up?
on June 10,2013 | 04:55PM
aomohoa wrote:
You believe these stupid comments allie? You are as dumb as they are. LOL
on June 10,2013 | 05:00PM
aomohoa wrote:
There are acrobatic pole dancers so you might not want to jump to conclusions.
on June 10,2013 | 03:17PM
allie wrote:
on June 10,2013 | 04:55PM
sailfish1 wrote:
But do they perform at BARS?
on June 10,2013 | 08:00PM
Hawaiians wrote:
or swing
on June 10,2013 | 09:30PM
Puna89 wrote:
on June 10,2013 | 03:36PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
The big question is "What did he do to Scooby Doo"? Anybody check the van?
on June 10,2013 | 04:43PM
Manoa2 wrote:
Of course this is news. Women are always suspects in this kind of thing. She may be a foreign agent who seduced him and got him to "turn" and reveal secrets. How many times this turns out to be the case. Note how she appeared suddenly, they live together, then they both disappear.
on June 10,2013 | 05:22PM
WooWoo wrote:
Next story: Snowden ate once at Zippy's. Didn't say much, but appeared to enjoy the chili.
on June 10,2013 | 01:45PM
busterb wrote:
But does he eat saimin at UH games?
on June 10,2013 | 03:16PM
aomohoa wrote:
Who cares? Why is this news?
on June 10,2013 | 01:51PM
Shh wrote:
exactly. We agree. Why is she in the news? Do we care? No! Just a bunch of rubbish.
on June 10,2013 | 03:37PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
You care! Lighten up...
on June 10,2013 | 04:46PM
BillD wrote:
C'mon Star-Advertiser tell us all what you know we want to know......Was Snowden Pro-Rail or Anti-Rail? That is all that really matters.
on June 10,2013 | 01:54PM
kennysmith wrote:
no thay are not telling the truth to you all.
on June 10,2013 | 02:37PM
Mythman wrote:
He was in the mag lev camp wrt rail
on June 10,2013 | 03:52PM
Papakolea wrote:
From what I've read, she knew nothing of Snowden's activities.
on June 10,2013 | 01:56PM
atilter wrote:
and to be very candid, - what or how much in these national news blast articles written or picked up by s/a can be construed as absolute fact, grounded by muliple layers of support and/or verification? we're not exactly dealing with water-gate type "reporters", are we?? fact - we're not exactly the center of the nation! fact - most of what we get is regurgitated "news"! what is said to have been done versus what is actually done are at time diametrically opposed. all we can do is hope and wish for the best that all details have been vetted - given that there is no real and/or competition to this monopolistic news outlet. ah, the enigma of it all!!! the names and the characters may be about the only things verifiable. as far as the other details go - w-e-e-e-e-l-l-l ......??!
on June 10,2013 | 02:24PM
davealbq wrote:
In the old days pole dancer meant stripper, is that still true?
on June 10,2013 | 02:01PM
Kalaiwaka wrote:
Story seems like a highly inappropriate invasion of her privacy. No indicatition she has done anything questionable or was in any way involved in Snowden's leaking.
on June 10,2013 | 02:13PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Thanks. I agree.
on June 10,2013 | 02:20PM
inverse wrote:
Her name was publicly released by another news group and once that happens it doesn't matter if SA reported her name or not. Like the movie Inception when Ken Watanabe told Leonardio DiCaprio to "choose your people more wisely" when DiCaprio's coworker messed up; same could be said to choose ones friends or significant other more wisely as well.
on June 10,2013 | 02:57PM
allie wrote:
agree..she is not part of the story
on June 10,2013 | 04:56PM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
She is if she was aware of his activities. Can you say for sure that she didn't know anything? That's what an investigation is about.
on June 10,2013 | 07:19PM
jkjones wrote:
invasion of privacy? that was his occupation.
on June 10,2013 | 09:32PM
matthewy wrote:
You stay classy, Advertiser.
on June 10,2013 | 02:18PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Pole dancing at a downtown bar? Did theta re open Hubba Hubba?
on June 10,2013 | 02:33PM
aomohoa wrote:
She a former ballet dancer who performs with an acrobatic group in Hawaii. Most of your comments are annoying and now you stoup to disgusting.
on June 10,2013 | 03:22PM
Mythman wrote:
TMZ is offering a thousand dollars for a semi naked shot of her dancing
on June 10,2013 | 03:54PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Like u said aomohoa, why is this news? It ain't and that's why we make satire out of it. Like SNL.
on June 10,2013 | 04:54PM
aomohoa wrote:
I was the one who said why is this news. I don't have the same sense of humor as your I guess. I do like SN now that they got a better Obama character.
on June 10,2013 | 05:03PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Actually the best Obama is done on The Braddahs show. The one with Lingle and Barry at the Tea Room on Nuuanu. So funny and the best Obama hands down. I'm happy that the first president of color was born and raised in Hawaii. We are truly a melting pot and land of Aloha!
on June 10,2013 | 06:29PM
aomohoa wrote:
OK, which one of their DVD's have these impersonations? Do you know? I may have to see where they are preforming.
on June 10,2013 | 07:48PM
kennysmith wrote:
i am glad he did that for all of usa.
on June 10,2013 | 02:36PM
IAmSane wrote:
Hahahaha $A is going to milk this story to death. Gotta up that ad revenue, huh? None of this information is interesting or relevant, not to mention an incredible invasion on her privacy, since as far as we know, she had nothing to do with the leak.
on June 10,2013 | 02:49PM
toad103410 wrote:
All of us here and that includes myself, making asanine and childish comments should shut up and get a life!
on June 10,2013 | 02:52PM
aomohoa wrote:
Thank you. There are a lot of jacka@#s here.
on June 10,2013 | 03:23PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Snowden was identified by news outlets as a "leaker". Does this make her a "squirter"?
on June 10,2013 | 04:57PM
aomohoa wrote:
Are you on a roll today. Maybe you should try out for SNL.
on June 10,2013 | 05:04PM
soshaljustic wrote:
A no cost internet is equal to being seen and heard in public. Anyone is able to take your picture, document your verbatim spoken word, have access to your access...Privacy is rare and rarer still when we forget how to maintain it.
on June 10,2013 | 03:14PM
Pocho wrote:
is this newsworthy? Don't they have better things to look into at the StarAdverstiser. Or are they toeing into the tabloid businness?
on June 10,2013 | 03:17PM
jnrz wrote:
Wow...what hard hitting news we get here in Hawaii...
on June 10,2013 | 04:10PM
Rickyboy wrote:
So What!. Was she involved in the leak?. If not, was this information relevant?.
on June 10,2013 | 04:45PM
primowarrior wrote:
Did the media really have to reveal her name and photo? If she had no part in this, seems unfair to expose her to public scrutiny and probably make her life a living hell.
on June 10,2013 | 04:54PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Just a tactic to ruse her out to make a statement.
on June 10,2013 | 06:31PM
black3000psi wrote:
and so what if she is? and what business is it to the public that she is? how lame and low life can you be to bring her into the picture unless there is proof she is involved.....pathetic journalism at best.
on June 10,2013 | 05:28PM
sailfish1 wrote:
This would have been real news if his girlfriend was a Chinese or Russian national and he was providing her with top secret information. I forgot, who is that other guy from Hawaii who did that?
on June 10,2013 | 08:04PM
skydog1 wrote:
So Star-Advertiser, let me get this straight: you have a world-class whistleblower operating right under your nose for months, and the best "scoop" you can get is where his girlfriend works? Pulitzer Prize winning stuff ... not.
on June 10,2013 | 08:25PM
CriticalReader wrote:
I want to hear from Snowde's Kindergarten classmates. They should be able to give us insight into why this happened.
on June 10,2013 | 08:53PM
hikine wrote:
What does the girlfriend of Snowden have to do with what happened? I don't get it. Will her name be in mud too?
on June 11,2013 | 01:20AM
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