Edward Snowden, a former CIA and NSA intelligence whistleblower “has had and continues to have contact” with Russian intelligence services according to a newly declassified congressional report released on Thursday.
“Since Snowden’s arrival in Moscow, he has had, and continues to have, contact with Russian intelligence services,” according to the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee report.
“American troops will be at greater risk in any future conflict” with Russia or China said the report, which was largely blacked out.
“The committee remains concerned that more than three years after the start of the unauthorized disclosures, NSA, and the IC (Intelligence Community) as a whole, have not done enough to minimize the risk of another massive unauthorized disclosure,” the report continued.
Snowden criticized the report from his Twitter account, saying it was “rifled with obvious falsehoods.”
“The House committee spent three years and millions of dollars in a failed attempt to discredit Edward Snowden, whose actions led to the most significant intelligence reforms in a generation,” said Snowden’s chief lawter, Ben Wizner, on Twitter.