Wednesday, May 28, 2014

NBC's Interview With NSA Leaker Edward Snowden -- A News Roundup

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Snowden Tells Brian Williams: 'I Was Trained As A Spy' -- NBC

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.

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More News On NBC's Interview With NSA Leaker Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden says he was trained 'as a spy' -- Reuters
Edward Snowden 'was trained as a spy,' he tells NBC -- CNN
Snowden Says He Was a Spy, Not Just an Analyst -- New York Times
Edward Snowden claims to be a spy, blames State Dept. for stranding him in Russia -- Washington Times
I am a real spy, not low-level system administrator - Snowden -- RT
Snowden Says He Worked As A Spy At 'All Levels' -- Radio Free Europe
Snowden: I Was 'Trained as a Spy' -- Voice of America
Snowden: I was a trained spy for the NSA and CIA -- Computing
Edward Snowden tells Brian Williams the U.S. stranded him in Russia, that he was 'trained as a spy' -- NewsOK
Edward Snowden Says He’s ‘Trained As a Spy,’ Not Just a Low-Level Hacker -- New York Magazine
Edward Snowden wants you to call him what he is: a trained government spy -- Endgadget
Edward Snowden Says The U.S. Stranded Him In Russia -- AP
To Get Snowden Interview, NBC News Relied on Secrecy -- New York Times
Brian Williams: Edward Snowden Is 'Blindingly Smart' -- Huffington Post
Edward Snowden: A Timeline -- NBC
Who Is Edward Snowden, the Man Who Spilled the NSA's Secrets? -- NBC

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