Forging a Secret Legacy

    Edward Snowden is trying to set the record straight about what exactly he was doing before he blew the whistle on widespread government snooping.

    Back when he made headlines by sharing his revelations and opting to stay stuck in Russia rather than serving time in a U.S. prison, most journalists described the 29-year-old computer jock as some kind of geeky peon engaged in government contracting work. He says he was higher up the national security food chain.

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