Snowden To US Government On Russian DNC Hack Allegations: Prove It

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Rebecca Rainey Contributor
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Edward Snowden, in a series of tweets Monday morning, called out the U.S. government for not providing evidence that Russia was responsible for the hack on the Democratic National Committee.

Hillary Clinton’s aides have publicly pushed the blame for the leak on hackers working for the Russian government.

The former National Security Agency contractor who leaked sensitive documents on U.S. surveillance operations argued that during the 2014 Sony hack the FBI provided evidence that North Korea was responsible for the hack and that if it does know that Russia is responsible, the agency should condemn it.

“The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter,” the FBI said in an official statement. “A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”

“Evidence that could publicly attribute responsibility for the DNC hack certainly exists at #NSA, but DNI traditionally objects to sharing,” said Snowden in one of the tweets.

Snowden also suggested that this kind of transparency could protect the United States from other attacks.

“This is the only case in which mass surveillance has actually proven effective. Though I oppose in principle, it is a mistake to ignore,” read one of Snowdens tweets, adding, “Defensive capabilities should be aggressively public.”

Read all of Snowden’s tweets below: