Edward Snowden tweets taunting claim about security clearance


According to a recent report, more than 30 White House officials and administration political appointees are still operating without full security clearances, including the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner and — until recently — White House staffer Rob Porter.

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who copied and leaked secret classified information on surveillance programs in 2013, and is currently living in Moscow under temporary asylum, sent out a taunting tweet Monday, noting that it didn’t take him near that long to obtain security clearance.

Snowden has been called both a whistleblower and a traitor, and faces charges by the U.S. government if he ever returns. Russia has given him asylum until 2020, and he is currently seeking other countries who would protect him.

Snowden’s tweet came in response to the following:

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