Edward Snowden

Lawmakers say Snowden is in contact with Russian spies but cite no public evidence

Lawmakers say Snowden is in contact with Russian spies but cite no public evidence

A newly declassified House Intelligence Committee report states that Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who passed secrets to journalists, "has had, and continues to have, contact with Russian intelligence services" - but says the evidence is classified.

Snowden, 33, has been in Moscow since June 2013, when he left the country to avoid prosecution for sharing classified information about NSA and other intelligence-agency programs.

His material, provided to outlets including The Washington Post, led to some significant changes to intelligence gathering, such as a ban on the government's mass collection of Americans' phone metadata. It also...

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