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    US National Intelligence Director James Clapper said that former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden possesses lots of classified documents that could be revealed in future.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In June 2013, Snowden leaked classified information online revealing global surveillance programs run by US intelligence services.

    "The assumption is that there are a lot more documents out there in escrow [to be revealed] at a time of his choosing," Clapper said Tuesday, speaking about Snowden's revelations, as quoted by The Washington Post. 

    ​The assessment of damage caused by Snowden's revelations has not been finished yet, however, its scale was quite significant, he added. 

    ​Snowden's revelations could cost him as much as 30 years in prison in the United States, where he is wanted on charges of espionage and theft of government property. Snowden had repeatedly stated that he would return to the United States if Washington guaranteed him a fair trial.

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    scandal, NSA spying, surveillance, Edward Snowden, James Clapper, United States
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