Comment: I don't think he would have acted it out the way he did ...

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I don't think he would have acted it out the way he did ...

if he was a CIA loyalist. I believe what he said about not wanting to live in a world like this as a high ranking motive.

However, Rappoport makes some excellent points as to how he actually scored the data. Perhaps it is as simple as he helped the CIA, and the CIA helped him.

Or perhaps there are disgruntled CIA employees that didn't want to give up their pensions, but were worried about their grand kids future, and Snowden was a contracter, young ...

I agree with the comment above, the alphabet agencies don't welcome the public scrutiny.