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Snowden free to cooperate with Germany: Kremlin

Nov 2 2013, 7:42am CDT | by IANS

Moscow, Nov 2 (IANS) Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Moscow, Nov 2 — Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the...

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Snowden free to cooperate with Germany: Kremlin

Nov 2 2013, 7:42am CDT | by IANS

Moscow, Nov 2 (IANS) Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Moscow, Nov 2 — Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is free to cooperate with Germany on reports of the alleged US tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's telephone conversations, the Kremlin said Saturday.

Snowden has to obey Russian laws since he is on Russian territory after being granted temporary asylum, but still "he is free to meet with anybody," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Xinhua reports.

Snowden is willing to help Berlin in its probe into the possible US spying in Germany, according to German opposition lawmaker Christian Stroebele, who met the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor in Moscow.

"I look forward to speaking with you in your country when the situation is resolved, and thank you for your efforts to uphold international law that protect us all," Snowden said in a letter addressed to Merkel, the German parliament and German federal prosecutors.

Snowden said the US government continues to treat dissent as defection and seeks to criminalise political speech with felony charges that provide no defence.

He also said that with the support of the international community, the US government will "abandon this harmful behaviour."

According to Peskov, the materials obtained by German media were not circulated from Russia. Snowden has said earlier that he had passed all his archive to journalists when he was in Hong Kong and had no access to it any longer.

Stroebele said Snowden is prepared to travel to Germany to testify.

However, Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told Russian media that it is impossible for Snowden to leave Russia to be questioned by German prosecutors but he can provide testimony inside Russia.

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A challenge to the National Security Agency’s efforts to spy on Americans has gotten the support of some legal heavyweights in the battle over civil rights across the United States – the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union. Attorney Larry Klayman, of FreedomWatchUSA and a commentary author for WND, obtained a stunning ruling at the trial court level that the programs likely are unconstitutional. T ...
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German Intel Spied On Hillary Clinton, John Kerry: Der Spiegel

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The respected news weekly reported that the agency, known by its German acronym BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013 as part of its surveillance of telecommunications in the Middle East. The agency also recorded a conversation between Clinton and former U.N. Secret ...
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Columnist Glenn Greenwald Somehow Blames Israel for Ferguson Riots

Aug 15 2014 5:13pm CDT | Source: Big Government

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This week in stupid: Edward Snowden

Aug 15 2014 11:07am CDT | Source: Big Government

Props to WIRED magazine for getting the interview everyone wanted: a full-length on the record with Edward Snowden from his Russian hideout. But that cover! Oh, that cover. The full image has to be seen to be believed. It would have been a provocative sight were Snowden not so comically dorky-looking. And, you know, a traitor.  With the possible exception of Snowden's media accomplice, Glenn Greenwald, I'm not sure any public figure is so ostentatiously fond of the ...
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Government Invokes 'Privacy' Exemption To Conceal Secrets

Aug 15 2014 6:33am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

When the National Security Agency wanted to block the public release of former contractor Edward Snowden's emails, it found an unlikely ally: His privacy. The government cited a federal law protecting privacy rights to deny journalist Matthew Keys' request for Snowden's messages. Experts said Snowden is far from an exception. From Osama bin Laden to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, "privacy" claims are the government's latest excuse ...
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Are the Contours of a Hillary Doctrine Emerging in Iraq?

Aug 14 2014 6:41pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

There's an awful lot of handwringing going on in Washington. With each passing day, there seems to be a new excuse for why America can't work by, with, and through our friends and international partners. A leading opponent of interventionist foreign policy, Sen. Rand Paul, recently said of ongoing airstrikes in Iraq, "[I]t concerns me that we would have to do their fighting for them because they won't fight ...
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Challenging Edward Snowden and the information vigilantes

Aug 14 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Big Government

I've had strong misgivings about the freelance arbiters of secrecy ever since Wikileaks got off the ground.  Since I'm also institutionally suspicious of the government agencies they raid for information, and particularly suspicious of what the government has mutated into over the past six years, that poses a bit of a dilemma.  Can you respond to the information provided by someone like Edward Snowden, whil ...
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