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According to Snowden he spoke to colleagues and ten officials about the matter, and none of them were willing to come forward or do anything about it.
By last December, Snowden was contacting reporters, although he had not yet passed along any classified information. He continued to give his colleagues the “front-page test,” he said, until April.
Asked about those conversations, NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines sent a prepared statement to The Post: “After extensive investigation, including interviews with his former NSA supervisors and co-workers, we have not found any evidence to support Mr. Snowden’s contention that he brought these matters to anyone’s attention.”
“For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”
originally posted by: Wrabbit2000
You don't imagine Russia is kinder on their leakers and defectors? (in terms of other nations.
The expanded definition of treason includes divulging a state secret or “providing consulting or other work to a foreign state or international organization”