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    EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy' [W:9]

    EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy' - NBC News

    Edward Snowden, in an exclusive interview with "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams, is fighting back against critics who dismissed him as a low-level hacker — saying he was “trained as a spy” and offered technical expertise to high levels of government. Snowden defended his expertise in portions of the interview that aired at 6:30 p.m. ET on Nightly News. The extended, wide-ranging interview with Williams, his first with a U.S. television network, airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

    “I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word, in that I lived and worked undercover overseas — pretending to work in a job that I’m not — and even being assigned a name that was not mine,” Snowden said in the interview. Snowden described himself as a technical expert who has worked for the United States at high levels, including as a lecturer in a counterintelligence academy for the Defense Intelligence Agency and undercover work for the CIA and National Security Agency.

    “But I am a technical specialist. I am a technical expert,” he said. “I don’t work with people. I don’t recruit agents. What I do is I put systems to work for the United States. And I’ve done that at all levels from — from the bottom on the ground all the way to the top.”
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    Interesting that hasn't fit the narrative provided about him in the past as some low level contractor working for a company with a govt contract for the NSA? Almost sounds dillsuional?

    Greenwald is saying he has an NSA file from snowden with the names of people the NSA spied on. That should be interesting....what do you bet "Mitt Romney" is on that list.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Interesting that hasn't fit the narrative provided about him in the past as some low level contractor working for a company with a govt contract for the NSA? Almost sounds dillsuional?
    No - it sounds just like the I.R.S. targeting of conservative groups: low-level employees from Cincinnati.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    No - it sounds just like the I.R.S. targeting of conservative groups: low-level employees from Cincinnati.
    The IRS did not just target Tea Party groups in 2010 — newly obtained documents show it targeted groups with the words "Occupy" and "Progressive," too. That means that while the IRS's scrutiny of groups seeking non-profit status was inappropriate, it was not political.

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    aaaannnnnd boom goes the dynamite.
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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    The IRS did not just target Tea Party groups in 2010 — newly obtained documents show it targeted groups with the words "Occupy" and "Progressive," too. That means that while the IRS's scrutiny of groups seeking non-profit status was inappropriate, it was not political.

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    aaaannnnnd boom goes the dynamite.
    Never heard of thewire.com. Do you have something from the NYTimes, LaTimes, WSJ, Washington Post, AP, Politico, CNN, CBS, ABC or NBC?

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Do you have something from the NYTimes, LaTimes, WSJ, Washington Post, AP, Politico, CNN, CBS, ABC or NBC?
    One of those things does not belong.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    One of those things does not belong.
    The WSJ?

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    I watched the brief interview last night. I guess the main part starts tonight.

    It's about what I thought so far.

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

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    EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy' [W:9]Let me stop this before it gets fully going: This is not an IRS scandal thread. Let me also grab this one before it comes up: This is not a Bengazi thread. This is a *Breaking News* thread regarding the interview with, and assertions by, Snowden. I suggest people stick to that topic

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    Re: EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained as a Spy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Never heard of thewire.com. Do you have something from the NYTimes, LaTimes, WSJ, Washington Post, AP, Politico, CNN, CBS, ABC or NBC?
    Report: The IRS also targeted at least three liberal groups
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