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Report: Snowden says he gave no info to Russians

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:26 a.m. HST, Jul 10, 2013

LONDON » The Guardian journalist at the center of a series of revelations about the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance programs says his source, Edward Snowden, told him he never gave any information to the Russian or Chinese governments.

Glenn Greenwald says in an article published today on the Guardian's website that he spoke to Snowden over the weekend and on Tuesday and that the leaker "vehemently denied" rumors that his data had been acquired by Moscow or Beijing.

Greenwald quotes him as saying that "I never gave any information to either government, and they never took anything from my laptops."

Critics of Snowden's leaks have often wondered at his relationship with Chinese or Russian authorities.

Greenwald did not say where Snowden is or where he is expected to go.

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loquaciousone wrote:
Sure sure sure...why didn't he go directly to South America then....
on July 10,2013 | 07:44AM
sailfish1 wrote:
They didn't offer him enough for the info.
on July 10,2013 | 07:50AM
ezridah wrote:
would he have admitted to it if he did ? " yes...I shared secrets to the Russians "
on July 10,2013 | 07:51AM
Mei mei wrote:
riiiiiiight that's why they and these other countries are willing to give you Asylum - you are a traitor !!!
on July 10,2013 | 08:33AM
cojef wrote:
The PRC and Russia already knew how the NSA operated. In fact they have duplicated system in operation and thus, Obama wanted the PRC to ease off on their cyber-snooping at the golf outing with the PRC President at their recent golf outing in Palm Springs, California. However, with Snowden debacle hit the news wire while their were together the subject matter, probably too sensitive to mentioning and embarrasing on both sides. Putin remarked that Snowden may seek asylum in Russia if he stopped leaking information. They already don't need any revelations from Snowden,which is old info.
on July 10,2013 | 08:47AM
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