The House Intelligence Committee released an unclassified summary of the result of a two-year investigation into renegade National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
The report reveals that Russian intelligence gained access to the 1.5 million NSA documents Snowden pilfered from NSA and provided to anti-secrecy journalists.
According to the report, in June 2016, the deputy chairman of the Russian parliamentary defense and security committee confirmed that Snowden provide the spy agencies with secrets.
The official, Frants Klintsevich, told NPR: “Let’s be frank, Snowden did share intelligence. This is what security services do. If there’s a possibility to get information, they will get it.”
Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes said: “Edward Snowden is no hero – he’s a traitor who willfully betrayed his colleagues and his country. He put our service members and the American people at risk after perceived slights by his superiors. In light of his long list of exaggerations and outright fabrications detailed in this report, no one should take him at his word. I look forward to his eventual return to the United States, where he will face justice for his damaging crimes.”
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Sept. 15, 2015