Published On: Wed, Jan 22nd, 2014

Edward Snowden responds to Mike Rogers allegations: ‘This Russian spy push is absurd’

National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden is not sitting quietly by as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers and Sen Dianne Feinstein went to the Sunday talk shows “suggesting” that Snowden was in cahoots with the Russians.

Edward-SnowdenIn an “encrypted” interview with The New Yorker, Snowden categorically denied allegations made by Rogers, Feinstein and Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee on a variety of Sunday talk shows saying “This ‘Russian spy’ push is absurd.”.

Mike Rogers, Republican congressman and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee went on two Sunday talk shows (Meet the Press and  Face the Nation) and said, “Let me just say this, I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an FSB agent in Moscow. I don’t think that’s a coincidence…I think there are some interesting questions we have to answer that certainly would lend one to believe that the Russians had at least in some part something to do with Snowden’s theft of NSA files.”

Snowden responded saying, he “clearly and unambiguously acted alone, with no assistance from anyone, much less a government.”

He also notes that “It won’t stick, because it’s clearly false, and the American people are smarter than politicians think they are.”

Rep. Rogers and his staff had little to say about the suggestion made Sunday, according to The New Yorker. 

Asked today to elaborate on his reasons for alleging that Snowden “had help,” Rogers, through a press aide, declined to comment.

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