The former contractor of the U.S. Agency Edward Snowden, who leaked details of a massive intelligence-gathering program in his country, said in an interview with U.S. television that he “was trained as a spy.”
“I was trained as a spy in the traditional sense of the word, I lived and worked undercover abroad and even I was assigned a different name to mine,” he added.
Snowden described himself as a “technical expert” and said: “I do not work with people I do not recruit agents. What I do is to put systems in operations for the U.S. And what I’ve done at all levels, from the lowest ground to the highest.”
He also said he worked undercover abroad to both the CIA and for the NSA, and gave lectures at the Joint Training Academy Contraintelegia, “where I developed sources and methods to keep our data safe and people in the most hostile and dangerous environments around the world. “