Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey

More from the Snowden and Greenwald circus.

This is a pretty bold statement by Snowden.
Further, no intelligence service - not even our own - has the capacity to compromise the secrets I continue to protect. While it has not been reported in the media, one of my specializations was to teach our people at DIA how to keep such information from being compromised even in the highest threat counter-intelligence environments (i.e. China).
I think this is quite an illustration of Snowden's arrogance.  Furthermore, I would say that regardless of Snowden's intellect as well as his access within the Intelligence Community, he is patently unqualified to make this judgement:
Though reporters and officials may never believe it, I have not provided any information that would harm our people - agent or not - and I have no intention to do so.
He cannot know this to be true.  Other statements he has made state that he has not harmed the US at all.  I would be willing to bet that many of our liaison relationships with other intelligence services have been reduced or curtailed and I would surmise that such changes in these relationships can cause severe damage to our ability to track, anticipate, interrupt, and interdict threats to our national security.  Snowden's actions are harming the US and we should not accept his or Greenwald's analysis and assessment because neither has the experience and expertise to make such judgements.

Email exchange between Edward Snowden and former GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey
'I believe you have done the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States constitution'

Former two-term GOP Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire emailed Edward Snowden yesterday [emphasis added]:
Mr. Snowden,
Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harms way any intelligence agent, I believe you have done the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution.

Having served in the United States Senate for twelve years as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, I think I have a good grounding to reach my conclusion.
I wish you well in your efforts to secure asylum and encourage you to persevere.
Kindly acknowledge this message, so that I will know it reached you.
Gordon J. Humphrey
Former United States Senator
New Hampshire
After I contacted Sen. Humphrey to confirm its authenticity, he wrote to me [emphasis added]:
Mr. Greenwald,
Yes. It was I who sent the email message to Edward Snowden, thanking him for exposing astonishing violations of the US Constitution and encouraging him to persevere in the search for asylum.

To my knowledge, Mr. Snowden has disclosed only the existence of a program and not details that would place any person in harm's way. I regard him as a courageous whistle-blower.

I object to the monumentally disproportionate campaign being waged by the U.S. Government against Edward Snowden, while no effort is being made to identify, remove from office and bring to justice those officials who have abused power, seriously and repeatedly violating the Constitution of the United States and the rights of millions of unsuspecting citizens.
(Continued at the link below)

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