If you've ever wanted to read a 20,000-word story about Edward Snowden, you'll get your chance pretty soon.
Idolized and reviled by many, one of Snowden's newest appearances in the spotlight will come in a long narrative story about his leak (and life thereafter) in an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair set to hit newsstands in New York and Los Angeles this week.
On Tuesday, the magazine released portions of its forthcoming interview with Snowden, in which the 30-year-old computer professional talked about the controversy his leak has generated and the tactics he used to make off with top-secret U.S. documents.
On officials' claims that Snowden didn't file a complaint about the NSA through internal channels:
"The NSA at this point not only knows I raised complaints, but that there is evidence that I made my concerns known to the NSA's lawyers, because I did some of it through e-mail. I directly challenge the NSA to deny that I contacted NSA oversight and compliance bodies directly via e-mail and that I specifically expressed concerns about their suspect interpretation of the law, and I welcome members of Congress to request a written answer to this question [from the NSA]."
On claims that Snowden made off with 1.7 million documents:
You can read the Los Angeles Times' previous coverage of Snowden here.