June 17th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

NSA leaker denies being a spy

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he decided to expose America's secret surveillance of U.S. citizens because the Obama Administration "closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law."

According to the Guardian newspaper, Snowden answered questions in an online chat today and told reporters he had to get out of the U.S. and that theĀ "government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me."

The 29-year-old is believed to be hiding in Hong Kong, where some suspect he may even be working for the Chinese government.

Gordon Chang is OutFront with his take.

Filed under: China • Cyber Security • National Security
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