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5 Things We Know So Far About The DNC Hack
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Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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7/29/2016 | 7:07:48 PM
Was Snowden acting as an accomplice?
Regardless of whether it was the Russian state or merely Russian rogues, if the DNC break-in proves to be of Russian origin, it puts Edward Snowden in the position of publishing confidential information obtained not by him but from a Russian source. I've tended to view his actions as having enough public good to fall short of the treason charge. I hope not to learn that he's taken info. from the Russian government and published it on Wikileaks at a time of the source's choosing. It's the timing element right before the DNC that makes the leak so suspicious and a possible case of meddling in our internal affairs. In which case, Snowden had better negotiate a lifetime lease of his Russian apartment.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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7/30/2016 | 7:34:37 AM
Re: Was Snowden acting as an accomplice?
I tend to doubt this.  The man's got enough going on that he doesn't need to be causing additional trouble.

Unless, of course, part of his asylum agreement includes assisting in this way (which I tend to doubt).

Too conspiracy-theory for my tastes.
Faye___Kane
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Faye___Kane,
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7/30/2016 | 6:20:46 PM
Re: Was Snowden acting as an accomplice?
 

No, Snowden didn't have anything to do with it.
  • He's not a hacker in any way. He was an NSA network admin who walked out with documents because he has real ethics.
  • Snowden loves America. He was in the military and was a guard for the NSA building at my Alma Mater. His concern for this country is why he blew the whistle on the spooks.
  • Trump is the kind of man Snowden detests.
  • Like China, Russia already has its own army of hackers.

The suspicion that Snowden was behind this is insu;ting and exactly the kind of simpleminded, crazy paranoia that induces the stupid people to vote for Trump.
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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8/1/2016 | 7:27:49 AM
Re: Was Snowden acting as an accomplice?
There's also been the Twitter debate Snowden has engaged in about the ethical implications/improprieties of such leaking, so there's that (although, to stoke the conspiracy-theorist fires, purely for sake of argument, if I wanted to cover up my involvement in such a thing, public statements denouncing it would be one way to go).

Plus, while Snowden may be no Trump fan, I can't imagine he has positive feelings towards Clinton.

But either way, sure, why should he get involved?  Doesn't make sense. 
NicoleM459
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NicoleM459,
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8/2/2016 | 12:12:36 PM
Re: Was Snowden acting as an accomplice?
Wow, is this whole site so politically biased?  I thought this was an InfoSec site?


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