RT | Snowden Asylum Won't Stop Greenwald from Publishing Existing DocumentsSubmitted by goldenequity on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 16:17
Asylum for Snowden won't stop Greenwald from publishing more leaks
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has indicated that he is willing to halt his leakage of US secrets, a condition for gaining Russian asylum, though the journalist who first published information from those leaks intends to continue.
"Given everything I know, I'd be very shocked if he ever asked me that," Greenwald told Politico when asked if he would halt publishing any sensitive information if Snowden were to ask.
"I'd deal with that hypothetical only in the extremely unlikely event that it ever happened, but I can't foresee anything that would or could stop me from further reporting on the NSA documents I have," he added.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly said that asylum for Snowden would be offered only under the condition that he releases no further information that could prove damaging to the US. Greenwald, however, has indicated that he would consider the intelligence provided by Snowden already in his possession fair game.