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Huffpo: Edward Snowden Says Media Being Misled 'About My Situation'

Huffington Post | August 15, 2013 8:26 pm EDT

Exclusive: Edward Snowden Says Media Being Misled 'About My Situation'

NEW YORK –- National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to set the record straight after individuals associated with his father have, in his words, "misled" journalists into “printing false claims about my situation.”

In an emailed statement to The Huffington Post, Snowden said that neither his father Lon Snowden, his father’s lawyer Bruce Fein, nor Fein's wife and spokeswoman Mattie Fein “represent me in any way.”

“None of them have been or are involved in my current situation, and this will not change in the future,” Snowden said of his father and the Feins. “I ask journalists to understand that they do not possess any special knowledge regarding my situation or future plans, and not to exploit the tragic vacuum of my father's emotional compromise for the sake of tabloid news.”

Mattie Fein told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday that Lon Snowden’s legal team doesn’t trust Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, the journalist at the center of the NSA story, or WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy organization that has advised Snowden in Russia. Fein also claimed Greenwald was trying to shop around an exclusive interview with Snowden for seven figures. Greenwald told the Journal Fein's claim was "defamatory."

Snowden said he'd like to correct the record regarding legal advice he’s received.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/15/edward-snowden-medi...

Update: WSJ: Glenn Greenwald and other key players respond (Must search: Divisions Widen Among Snowden's Supporters to view article)
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Also see: Wapo: NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds



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It is like sex with God.. total BLISS

I joined the GOP in 2011 and I am changing my GOP.. just re-wrote all my By-Laws adding that our mission is to not break with the constitution. Let's see how well someone like Romney can do with that.

I'm so glad that you LOVE the GOP as it is.. gives you something to moan about.

Cyril's picture

BUMP. 2 months later, I am still in complete awe

BUMP.

2 months later, I am still in complete awe for the courage this young American has shown and still is, for and before all of us.

Risking and sacrificing whatever it had to be taken from him.

NOT a kid.

A REAL MAN.

For YOUR Bill of Rights' sake!

And he so did only for at least the two greater and founding principles of once this country.

Liberty and justice.

I say:

We just can't afford to abandon him.

Please.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

note:

as you read and ponder, at least take heart in the fact that after all he has been through, Edward Snowden continues to have great confidence in those he has entrusted this information.

How could you not with Glenn as your rock (the most important journalist of our time! sayeth Ron Paul :)

Cyril's picture

"Misled" ???

"Misled" ???

I didn't know our brave Edward could be so much into... euphemisms!

(... or... sarcasm, possibly)

Hang tight, young brother.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius