July 14th, 2013
07:51 AM ET
9 months ago

Journalist: Snowden has more documents that could harm U.S.

(CNN) - American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has more damaging information that could be a "nightmare" for the U.S. government, a journalist who first published his documents said.

Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian told an Argentine newspaper, La Nacion, that releasing more information to hurt the United States is not Snowden's goal.

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  1. Tony in Maine

    And harming the US is what it's all about.

    Sadly, Snowden has a compliant MSM all too willing to report just a portion of the story, leaving the otherwise didinterested with the idea that the NSA is listening to their phone calls and reading their e-mails.

    Let's get another wild one going – Did you know that the Postal Service has the right to open and read your First Class mail? Yes – Gasp!!! it's true. Let's ignore the fact that a warrant is required and that the letters must be opened by a Postal Inspector, not your local carrier. But that last part wouldn't get everyone excited and cause circulation to spike allowing higher ad rates – so the media would ignore it.

    It's all about ego (Snowden's) and money (the media's).

    July 14, 2013 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  2. Evergreen

    The company he worked for should be barred from any government work.

    July 14, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  3. dixie

    This story has no spacifics to be upset about. Yes he has more info. We can bet on that. Has he used it? No. He could but didn't. We don't have a clue what the government is worried about but it must be really good. Look at the pressure they are using to get at him.

    July 14, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. John

    If Snowden was serious in the first place, he would be content with what he has already triggered-a world-wide reflecting on the balance between security and privacy. If he holds additional files, what more can they indicate about this issue he claims was his only issue? Nothing of additional value.

    So what are they for? A hint they are his self-defense is very much like blackmail or extortion: back off or I release these. But what else could they be? One thing for sure is, if he has more files these make him an ONGOING threat to national security, and therefore they an obvious danger to himself.

    July 14, 2013 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. don in albuquerque

    Let him stay in Russia for the rest (probably very short) life. Do not think for a second that it has escaped the Russians that he has already betrayed one country, and eventually they will deal with him. Probably in Siberia.

    July 14, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. wcalb

    I doubt that the government is interested in getting him (alive). They don't want him to be put on trial trial where government activities would be further exposed and broadcast to the American people and the world.

    July 14, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. Tigas

    If the Obama Administration was not doing malicious things, it would not have nothing to worry about. However...

    July 14, 2013 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. don in albuquerque

    @Tigas–Do you really believe that Obama is the only president involved in these happenings? Try Ronnie Reagan, George H., George W, and the list goes back from there. To say only one president is involved, shows an infantile intellect. It is always more fun to whine about a problem then take care of the real issue.

    July 14, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  9. Anthony

    I hope that Snowden is proud of himself. In order to save himself, he has to seek asylum from a government that has even less respect than the U.S. about people's privacy.

    July 14, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |