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Snowden: Obama's Election Kept Me From Leaking Earlier

Snowden: Obama's Election Kept Me From Leaking Earlier

Alec Hill
3:41 PM 06/17/2013

Edward Snowden, 29, the former CIA employee who leaked the existence of phone- and cyber-surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, said the election of President Obama in 2008 kept him from leaking much earlier.

In an online question-and-answer session hosted by the Guardian on Monday, he said Obama’s campaign promises and condemnations of George W. Bush’s Patriot Act programs gave Snowden “faith that he would lead us toward fixing the problems he outlined in his quest for votes.”

Instead, Obama made things worse, he wrote: “He closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law, deepened and expanded several abusive programs, and refused to spend the political capital to end the kind of human rights violations like we see in Guantanamo.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/17/snowden-obamas-election-ke...

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This is another thing that makes me suspicious of snowden.

it just seems fishy, because it was clear 3 month in that obama was going to break all those promises, and he had already broken the guantanamo bay one, and for sure by 3 years later it was clear.

If he was really a Ron Paul supporter... THIS IS INFORMATION THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN USEFUL A YEAR AGO!!!!!!!!!