Edward Snowden’s tangled web of claims regarding the NSA records

On June 12, 2013,  Edward Snowden told the South China Morning Post (SCMP) that he hadn’t given everything to American journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald — because he had to review the data he was leaking.   http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1268209/snowden-sought-booz-allen-job-gather-evidence-nsa-surveillance

However, October 05, 2015, Snowden told BBC News Panorama the exact opposite, saying:  ““The question is, if I was a traitor, who did I betray?  I gave all of my information to American journalists and free society generally.”  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/snowden-says-hes-willing-to-face-prison-in-us/article26658125/

Moreover, October 2013, James Risen of The New York Times reported Snowden told him that he gave all of the classified documents he had obtained to journalists he met in Hong Kong, before flying to Moscow, and did not keep any copies for himself.  http://www.businessinsider.com/snowden-and-information-to-american-journalists-2015-10

However, on May 27 of 2014, Snowden told Brian Williams that he possessed documents while on the run in Hong Kong but “destroyed” the cache before he reached out to Russian diplomats.   http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/edward-snowden-interview/exclusive-edward-snowden-tells-brian-williams-i-was-trained-spy-n115746

Furthermore, the question of what actually happened to the documents is not the only truth challenge facing Snowden with respect to the NSA records he took:   http://www.businessinsider.com/snowden-and-john-oliver-2015-4

‘tangled web’ photo by http://mpw3d.deviantart.com/  ; headshot of Edward Snowden from a picture of “Edward Snowden Conference 2015” by Gage Skidmore – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/16525688221/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edward_Snowden_Conference_2015.jpg#/media/File:Edward_Snowden_Conference_2015.jpg 

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