There is word tonight of another national security leaker. Someone who was possibly inspired by Edward Snowden. Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald hinted at his or her existence, and today officials confirmed it. Justice Correspondent Evan Perez has the latest.
In June of 2013, journalist Glenn Greenwald unveiled to the world that an American had leaked documents from a secretive U.S. defense agency, the National Security Agency. The leaker was a man named Edward Snowden, who had worked at the NSA for four years and was hired through a contractor.
The stories published by The Guardian revealed practices never before revealed publicly about the America's surveillance programs, such as a metadata collection program on Americans' phones and the revelation that the NSA may have spied on world leaders.
After Snowden fled the U.S. an international manhunt began and it captured the attention of the world. Snowden taped an on camera interview with Greenwald and colleague Laura Poitras to reveal himself to the world as a self-described "whistleblower."
Glenn Greenwald's new book “No Place to Hide,” describes the behind-the-scenes story of how the journalist and his colleague Ms. Poitras met Mr. Snowden and what took place after. Greenwald spoke to Anderson about the book.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald's reporting on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden broke the story of the NSA's mass surveillance programs. Critics including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers have suggested Greenwald's actions may have been criminal. Greenwald lives in Brazil and has not been back to the U.S. since the story broke. But he talks to Anderson about why that might change.
There’s a new call for setting stricter limits on the NSA's mass-surveillance program. This time it's coming from the panel appointed by the White House to help restore public confidence. In it's report the panel says the NSA should no longer maintain massive databases of phone records on each and every American. This comes after Monday's ruling by a federal judge that this type of spying likely violates the Fourth Amendment. Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto has the latest.
Anderson discusses all of this with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the Snowden story, and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
A judge ruled today that the NSA program that can collect phone records on each and every call that Americans make is likely unconstitutional. It's a program that was a top secret until Edward Snowden revealed it. Could this mean Snowden now deserves amnesty? Anderson discussed this with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald and Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
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