Edward Snowden admits he was duped by Obama.
Twenty-nine year-old NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden admitted to The Guardian that he mistakenly believed in Obama’s promises on privacy rights.
From The Guardian interview, via The Examiner:
“A lot of people in 2008 voted for Obama. I did not vote for him. I voted for a third party,” Snowden said in an interview with the Guardian. “But I believed in Obama’s promises. I was going to disclose it [but waited because of his election]. He continued with the policies of his predecessor.”
Snowden acknowledged that he watched Obama struggle as he attempted to justify the surveillance programs during his press conference on Friday.
“My immediate reaction was he was having difficulty in defending it himself,” Snowden said about Obama. “He was trying to defend the unjustifiable and he knew it.”