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New NSA Chief Rejects Portrait of Snowden as Foreign Spy

HeadlineJun 04, 2014

The new head of the National Security Agency has distanced himself from previous government suggestions that whistleblower Edward Snowden is a foreign spy. Officials including former NSA Director Keith Alexander have contended that Snowden may have worked with Russian or other foreign intelligence agencies. But at a public forum with Bloomberg News, new NSA chief Michael Rogers shot down that theory.

Reporter: “Do you really believe he — he fundamentally believes in what he did, or do you think he could have been working for someone else as a double agent?”

NSA Director Michael Rogers: “Could he have? Possibly. Do I believe that that’s the case? Probably not.”

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