In a rare face-to-face interview from Moscow with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden took a pointed swipe at former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, who is currently on President-elect Donald Trump’s shortlist for secretary of state.
Discussing the type of plea bargain he might accept for his decision to hand classified documents to journalists, Snowden cited the case of Petraeus, who shared classified documents with his biographer. “Perhaps the best-known case in recent history here is Gen. Petraeus — who shared information that was far more highly classified than I ever did with journalists,” Snowden told Couric. “And he shared this information not with the public for their benefit, but with his biographer and lover for personal benefit — conversations that had information, detailed information, about military special-access programs, that’s classified above top secret, conversations with the president and so on.
“When the government came after him, they charged him with a misdemeanor. He never spent a single day in jail, despite the type of classified information he exposed,” he continued. Read more at YAHOO.