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    Snowden Calls US House Committee Report on Him 'Distorted'

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    The report released by the US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday is distorted, former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden posted in a Twitter message.

    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."

    ​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.

    A chair is pictured on stage as former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is awarded the Bjornson prize Molde, Norway, in this September 5, 2015 file photo
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    The report characterized Snowden as a serial exaggerator and fabricator who lied about his US Army service record and previous employment at the Central Intelligence Agency. Additionally, it accused him of stealing answers to an NSA employment test and faking performance evaluations.

    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.

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      redrooster
      If it wasnt for Manning,Snowden and Assange we would still be in the dark about the Gov spying and lying to us, plus their undermining of the US Constitution, Justice system and International law on a daily basis.
    • Jammy
      Does anyone listen to the double talk that comes out out of the united states of idiots anymore ?

      The cover up over 9/11 was so bad that they had to change the laws of physics and Hilary we know is like Tony Blair when it comes to war crimes but they (Zionist bankers) will still try to fix it so she can win.

      Edward we love you, thanks so much for doing your duty for the public
    • Adrienne Adonis
      Since Snowden exposed the snakes in the grass you will expect retaliation and defaming his character .........!
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      jas
      Other "whistleblowers" get solitary confinement and harassed at airports. But Snowden becomes a money-making franchise for his support team and manages to get himself "trapped" in Russia and becomes fuel for the anti-Russia propaganda machine. The energy of that propaganda is used to gain support for US/NATO, globalist actions. Assange is also implicated.

      Assange is a world traveler and somehow manages to be trapped in an Ecuadorian embassy in the UK at a time when the US is managing disobedience to the NWO by Ecuador's president. Correa. Assange is also a key figure in getting Snowden "trapped" in Russia. Neither one is a benefit to his host. Assange is a constant drain on Ecuador and helps give the US an excuse to keep the anti-Russia propaganda alive. So Assange and Snowden act as lightning rods that can come alive any time a distraction is desired or anytime anti-Russia sentiment needs to be fueled, such as this 2016 election in the US.

      Assange is in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK since August 2012 and was the key player for arranging for Snowden to become "trapped" in Russia. Snowden's op began in May 2013. Syria, July 29, 2011. Ukraine, Feb. 2104. Unrelated events or coordinated efforts? Wkileaks cables December 2010.

      There's more, but any op has a desired outcome and that is where the op is vulnerable for exposure, at preparation and at outcome. Thoes two events have to occur in a certain order and create a thread of influence. The chronological order and associated outcomes betray the op. So we have the DNC pumping up hysteria over Russia at the same time Snowden becomes vocal again and Oliver Stone releases a movie about Snowden. people say follow the money. One can also follow the outcome and trace it back to orchestrated events or desired outcomes.
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