US Government Pointing Fingers At Edward Snowden’s ‘Accomplices’, The Reporters
Gabriel Roşu / 4 years ago
Given the news surfaced from former NSA analyst, Edward Snowden, it seems that U.S. officials are proving to be desperate, having one of their representatives stating that journalists are Edward Snowden’s ‘accomplices’.
The U.S. officials are still attempting to reason with Snowden and his continuous espionage disclosures from his former workplace. However all attempts have failed, having Snowden still in exile and in hiding, while news continues to flow. But it looks like the U.S. officials are becoming desperate now, having James Clapper, the Director of the National Intelligence, demanding his journalist “accomplices” return leaked documents.
Names and fingers have not yet been pointed, but rumors are that Clapper is looking at The Guardian with some ‘furious’ eyes. Though news will not be stopped, no matter what, since we live in an age where everyone is allowed to think what they want and say what they have to say. On the other side, Clapper demonstrated that the U.S. government is becoming more and more desperate as time passes. Are they hiding even more secrets not ‘deemed for our knowledge’? By the looks of it, it might seem so.
Spokespeople on Clapper’s side later clarified and said the U.S. official “was referring to anyone who is assisting Edward Snowden to further threaten our national security through the unauthorized disclosure of stolen documents related to lawful foreign intelligence collection programs.” Snowden may have recently been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, but government officials would still like to see him face espionage-related charges. Trying to equate journalists to accomplices clearly is a long stretch for a government administration desperate to make sure similar whistle-blower actions don’t take place in the future.