John Greenewald posted on The Black Vault:
Let’s go conspiracy mode for a moment.
I’ve said for many years Snowden was tasked by USG to leak NSA info on Prism, surveillance etc. which wasn’t all that new.
Now he’s an “authority,” and being used to squash other topics.
Maybe he is an asset…
For what it’s worth: I was chasing documents through FOIA on NSA’s ECHELON program. Surveillance and spying was largely rumored and nothing “new” to the public.
Post Snowden leak, FOIA requests would automatically yield a GLOMAR (can neither confirm nor deny) response to all requests on this.
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