Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared before the House Intelligence Committee today and admitted America has been spying on close allies for years, but also claims that U.S. allies absolutely spy on American leaders. After today's testimony journalist Glenn Greenwald spoke to Anderson and challenged claims that leaks he published from Edward Snowden harmed America's fight against terror.
Edward Snowden is back in the headlines after claiming in a New York Times interview that he did not take any secret documents with him to Russia. For the first time since he was granted asylum there, his father Lon traveled to Moscow to see his son. He just returned and told Anderson "It could bring me to tears; I am so proud of my son."
Edward Snowden claims he did not allow Chinese and Russian intelligence agencies to see classified documents. In a new interview with the New York Times, Snowden says he gave all of the documents to journalists while in Hong Kong, and did not bring any with him to Russia. One of the journalists who received classified information from Edward Snowden is Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald. He spoke to Anderson about these latest revelations.
To some former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is a criminal, a traitor, a fugitive from the law. But to others, Snowden is nothing short of a hero and a courageous whistleblower. Now, he has been honored by a group of former U.S. intelligence officers. They gave him the 'Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence' award, named for a late CIA analyst. Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was there and met with Snowden. Anderson spoke with McGovern on the phone.
Glenn Greenwald is lashing out at both the British and American governments after his life partner David Miranda’sdetention at Heathrow Airport. Greenwald said the incident was meant to intimidate him and all journalists. Anderson spoke exclusively with Greenwald and Miranda about what happened. They also discussed Edward Snowden's new life in Russia.
Edward Snowden is no longer living in the transit area of Moscow's airport. Russia granted the NSA leakertemporary asylum, allowing him to work and live in Russia for one year. The White House said it did not have advance notice about the decision. Snowden's father said the decision also took him by surprise. Lon Snowden and his lawyer Bruce Fein spoke with Anderson about today's big news.
Admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden is living in limbo inside Moscow's airport. But the question is, for how much longer? Officials in Washington are demanding he return to the U.S. and face charges, while promising in so many words, to neither kill nor torture him. Edward Snowden's father and his attorney Bruce Fein sat down with Anderson. Lon Snowden talks about the public's view of his son, and whether he is ready to accept the consequences of his actions.
Anderson took a closer look at the events that brought Edward Snowden to this point.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
Questions or comments? Send an email
Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with