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Columnist for the guardian newspaper.
Who first published some of it Sudanese government surveillance leak.
In in that newspaper he says he has spoken with the -- since the fugitive left Hong Kong for the Moscow airport.
Glenn Greenwald is on the phone with us now sir thank -- good afternoon.
So the word is that he has a bunch of information that would show how the NSA leaks and if things don't -- works and if things don't go well he might lead them is that is that -- point.
-- that completely off point to complete fabrication by burger.
Interview that I gave him -- out you know and in Argentina where I actually made the exact opposite point which was that -- -- an attempt by the Obama ministry to -- -- the program.
By claiming that you want the harm the United States think that this state during the point that I made was that you have with them.
Our whole group document this so that -- follow up ministry if you're really like to convert that it was indeed -- not discriminate buying -- the American people.
That the American people didn't know about at a lot of these documents are very sensitive and hadn't wanted to harm the United States he would have.
Relief that -- -- that he did not of that -- Crawford with the floor behavior.
Upcoming to a -- -- you know for a bond we report on what it -- provided.
It's been interesting over time to watch you mentioned it and we've gone back to look through it.
But whenever there are leaks that the government lights -- held up and whenever there leaks that the government doesn't like it.
They try to prosecute you there's a pattern here.
There's absolutely a pattern it is amazing if the deal bombed ministry to pretend that -- safeguarding classified information they have worked it completely crop but at the base and whatever it would be designed to benefit the president of -- -- politically they worked with filmmakers.
And -- all kinds of secret information that day in court that they couldn't release.
In order put your dark 32 have a pre election film that was glorified -- Obama remind Americans.
It's going to -- -- -- -- -- probably to be here I have the pulpit of Obama's political standing.
The only people who get punished severely undercut by the government are people like mr.
-- who come forward and help the American people about wrongdoing -- he illegality that's being done in the dark by political leaders and it's completely double standard that's incredibly self service.
It's my understanding bit.
All the information that he has you now have is that right.
I'm not care about that I believe there's some information that he believes is not suitable for publicly that he didn't turn over to I know that you earned over.
Thousands of pages.
How many of those thousands of pages are yet to be released in one of the plans for that.
We are going through each event men and -- very carefully to make sure that we continue to do what we've been doing which is reporting that things that the public should know about but avoiding any kind.
-- of our men and some of these documents for complicated -- -- reporting.
But but we can field a lot of the document that he gave it to us about his request.
Because we want to be journalistically responsible we want what form the public while not -- national security we're supposed to think -- because.
Is the government aware of what you do have and have -- -- communications about.
The -- or not leaking -- of.
I hate the government had made different statement to the media -- playing it at some point that they you know what what he took another point I mean they still aren't sure.
We haven't had any communicate with the government except that we go to the government before we published any story and say -- over -- public if you wanna comment.
Of course we'll include your comment we always do and if you want excitement that that we -- -- things.
Feel free to do that as well let me look at what they've failed to make artwork and about what to be public but we haven't had any other kind of contact but the government any time.
Having any you know often -- these sorts of major leaks happen or whistle blowing operations happen.
Others who have felt the same way -- have been hesitant to do is the same thing will come forward have you had any of those.
I've had a lot of people have been -- -- -- they.
Contact need to be encouraging they've that they've seen many of the same thing.
Erica that they were aboard profit -- -- Juan Williams any of another view.
To have already quit get a day to have that that everything have been prepared the thing about you used to access the -- of this surveillance but he.
-- American citizen indiscriminately.
At all what they thought invited the other day.
As well over the future Republican -- a report -- Actually wrote a bit but it you know yesterday -- -- courageous with the flow of the blowing the whistle on that this -- rampant.
Unconstitutional spying -- thing.
You see a lot of behavior that inspired by -- -- good bit of a good.
Are you surprised by all of the voices who have come forward to say.
This guy that this guy has done nothing productive Americans don't need to know all of this stuff.
In defense -- and a national security.
This guy should be condemned in locked up -- I have those voices surprise you at all.
What have the -- me about the American people think about Bob Boyd had overwhelmingly if you have that the whistle -- and not a -- -- are thankful for the -- that he.
I've had open about what surprises me is that most of that being that the capacity but by people who call themselves.
Journalist and you would think that somebody who calls himself a -- and would be supportive of those -- bring transparency to our -- powerful political biffle because that theoretically a book to -- the bond hit a journalist.
And yet so many people in the media have a different -- loyalty and support for the Obama administration and you'll see if the US government.
There -- best for the powerful they're they're the ones journalists are who we he would have -- people like mr.
Putin who do their job.
And inform the American people about what is being done in the dark and and that you'll regret that I find the prize.
Glenn Greenwald columnist for the guardian newspaper -- Who again of the breaking of this story -- it's nice to talk to you thanks for coming on -- --
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