Hillary Clinton asserted at Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden “stole very important information that has unfortunately fallen into a lot of the wrong hands.”Fleischer applauded Hillary's performance at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. The attack on individual rights is fully bipartisan. Those who dare to get in the way will be attacked. Hegemonic powers can assert without challenge. Evidence, who needs it?
She seemed to be darkly intimating that the information Snowden gave to journalists in Hong Kong before he was granted asylum in Moscow also ended up with the Chinese and/or Russian governments.
But that conclusion is entirely unsupported by the evidence; it’s a political smear that even the most alarmist Obama administration intelligence officials have not asserted as fact.
As Snowden has repeatedly explained, after turning over copies of the heavily encrypted files to reporters, he destroyed his own before he left Hong Kong.
Update 4-1-17: I awoke on April Fool's Day to learn the CIA can disguise its computer hacking as coming from America's political enemies, Russia, China, Iran and/or North Korea.