WASHINGTON — The Edward Snowden saga continues, much to the chagrin of the Obama administration.
Reuters reports American security officials do not know how much information Snowden knows or possesses. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) estimated that Snowden had at least 200 secret documents that he copied before fleeing the U.S.
Other intelligence officials, who refused to be identified to Reuters reporters, said that it could be far more than that. What really worries U.S. intelligence agencies is Snowden’s recent alliance with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Assange published top secret documents without reservation, embarrassing American State Department officials and their private comments about other foreign officials. Snowden could do the same.
Snowden sought refuge in Hong Kong before fleeing for an unknown location. Some say that he fled to Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering giving Snowden political asylum. Ecuador has offered the same to Snowden.