Snowden Says He Took Booz Allen Hamilton Job to Collect NSA Evidence

| by Emily Smith
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Edward Snowden said in an interview published on Monday that he sought his job with Booz Allen Hamilton to gather evidence against the National Security Agency.

“My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked,” Snowden told the South China Morning Post. “That is why I accepted that position about three months ago.”

In the interview, which was carried out on June 12, Snowden also told the Post that he intends to leak more documents.

Last week, Reuters revealed that Hamilton hired Snowden despite discrepancies in his resume. The U.S. Senate has also begun investigating government watchdog United States Information Service after it questioned Snowden in 2011.

"We are limited in what we can say about this investigation because it is an ongoing criminal matter," said Sen. Claire McCaskill. "But it is a reminder that background investigations can have real consequences for our national security."

Though he faces extradition, Snowden’s location is currently unknown. White House Jay Carney expressed the general belief that Snowden he still resides in Russia, though some believe he is currently seeking asylum in Ecuador.

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange said he is aware of Snowden’s location Monday afternoon and that he is safe.

Sources: MediaITE, The Huffington Post