Edward Snowden says he was a spy, not just an analyst

May 28, 2014 6:28 PM

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Edward Snowden says he was a spy, not just an analyst

WASHINGTON — Edward J. Snowden says he was not merely a “low-level analyst” writing computer code for U.S. spies, as President Barack Obama and other administration officials have portrayed him. Instead, he says, he was a trained spy who worked under assumed names overseas for the CIA and the National Security Agency.

Snowden’s claims were made in a television interview to be broadcast Wednesday evening by NBC News. They added a new twist to the yearlong public relations battle between the administration and Snowden, who is living under asylum in Moscow to escape prosecution for leaking thousands of classified fi...

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