WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Snowden said that "their report is so artlessly distorted that it would be amusing if it weren't such a serious act of bad faith."
@Snowden Their report is so artlessly distorted that it would be amusing if it weren't such a serious act of bad faith. Let's take examples:— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) 15 сентября 2016 г.
The report summary said Snowden damaged US national security when he made public a cache of documents about the US government's intelligence programs in 2013.
The Committee found that Snowden was not a whistleblower, explaining that he bypassed numerous official channels available to express concerns about US intelligence activities.
Snowden posted additional messages on Thursday detailing examples of problems with the report, including, "The Committee seems to intentionally conflate my authorized government work with my unauthorized whistleblowing. Diminishes them."
In 2013, Snowden revealed classified documents to two reporters exposing the mass surveillance practices of the US government at home and abroad. Snowden faces espionage and other charges that could land him in prison for up to 30 years.