CBS 2 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Snowden Didn't Take Docs. To Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden says that he did not take any secret NSA documents to Russia and that intelligence officials in China as well as Russia cannot get access to the documents he had obtained before leaving the United States.

The New York Times reported Thursday that it interviewed Snowden over several days recently via encrypted online communications.

The newspaper reports that Snowden says he handed over all the documents he had to journalists during his stay in Hong Kong.

He says he did not retain copies of the documents and did not take them to Russia because, in his words, "it wouldn't serve the public interest."

Snowden tells the Times that that he believes he is a whistle-blower who acted in the nation's best interests.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
 
Advertise with us!
Brought to you by:
Brought to you by:

Washington Times

Sponsored content