Edward Snowden’s revelations of NSA surveillance programs prove that the US has abandoned the rule of law, betraying its own constitution, whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake, told RT.
A group of US whistleblowers and activists has present Snowden with a Sam Adams Award for ‘Integrity in Intelligence’ in Moscow on Wednesday.
“The irony is that the US has abandoned the rule of law,” Drake, who also revealed NSA secrets in the past, said of Snowden’s leaks. “They’ve unchained itself from their own constitution – the mechanism by which we govern ourselves. And when you ban the real law and use a secret law and secret interpretations of law, we’re in a whole new ball game. It’s a Pandora’s Box.”
Edward Snowden is currently staying at an undisclosed location In Russia, reportedly under heavy security. The whistleblowers, who had the chance to meet with him, say the NSA leaker has no regrets about the path he has chosen.
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern has called Snowden “an extraordinary person,” who has “made his peace” with what he did.
“He’s convinced that what he did was right. He has no regrets. And he’s willing to face whatever the future holds for him,” McGovern said.
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