WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who in 2013 leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and Internet surveillance, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.
A redacted transcript of an interview between FBI agents and Reality Winner, the 25-year old NSA contractor who allegedly leaked a classified report to a news outlet, revealed that she smuggled the report out of the NSA complex in Fort Gordon, Georgia by folding it into her pantyhose.
In an exclusive interview on Yahoo News, Edward Snowden, the national security contractor and whistleblower who leaked information about U.S. surveillance activities, spoke about his dwindling chances for a pardon. He also took aim at top U.S. intelligence officials, namely: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director David Petraeus.
Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they had arrested a National Security Agency contractor and charged him with stealing classified intelligence documents and digital files, the second time in three years that a contractor has been accused of taking secrets related to the agency’s surveillance programs.