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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he was a trained spy
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he was a trained spy

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden, who has admitted disclosing secret U.S. surveillance operations at home and abroad, says he was “trained as a spy” and given false names and undercover assignments abroad that made him more than a low-level computer analyst. In an interview with NBC News, Snowden said the Obama administration forced him to seek temporary asylum in Russia last summer after he fled from Hong Kong to avoid arrest and extradition to America and discovered that the State Department had revoked his passport. “The reality is I never intended to end up in Russia,” he said. “I had a flight booked to Cuba onwards to Latin America and I was stopped...

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