VICE Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal

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The NSA declined to respond to a series of questions VICE News sent the agency. Instead, on the afternoon of June 3, NSA spokesperson Michael Halbig provided VICE News with comments about avenues whistleblowers like Snowden could take to raise concerns about waste, fraud, and abuse. The NSA’s statements closely match the language in the Q&A document prepared for the White House, which was turned over in much greater detail as part of the agency’s FOIA response.

 By Jason Leopold, Marcy Wheeler, and Ky Henderson VICE  June 4, 2016

On the morning of May 29, 2014, an overcast Thursday in Washington, DC, the general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Robert Litt, wrote an email to high-level officials at the National Security Agency and the White House.

The topic: what to do about Edward Snowden.

Snowden’s leaks had first come to light the previous…

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