Edward Snowden has National Security Agency’s blueprints according to his close source,The Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald.
In an interview given to The Associated Press, Greenwald revealed that Snowden possesses “thousands of documents” that constitute “basically the instruction manual for how the NSA is built.”
After four hours of his last interaction with Snowden, Greenwald said, “In order to take documents with him that proved that what he was saying was true he had to take ones that included very sensitive, detailed blueprints of how the NSA does what they do.”
According to the journalist, Snowden has insisted the information from those documents should not be made public as it “would allow somebody who read them to know exactly how the NSA does what it does, which would in turn allow them to evade that surveillance or replicate it.”
“It's not just a matter of, if he dies, things get released, it's more nuanced than that,” he said. “It's really just a way to protect himself against extremely rogue behavior on the part of the United States, by which I mean violent actions toward him, designed to end his life, and it's just a way to ensure that nobody feels incentivized to do that.”
The Guardian journalist published several NSA spying new reports including the leaked documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. He has been criticized by many politicians for publishing classified U.S. intelligence data. Republican Peter King, referring to Greenwald in a television interview, demanded punishment for all those who had published stories of leaked classified information.
You can watch his recent interview in the video above.