The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald said in a story published online Monday that the source of the recent National Security Agency leaks has provided him with “thousands” of documents and is at peace with his decision to shed light on top secret programs.
Greenwald told the New York Times that Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old government contractor who served as the source of the leaks reported on by both The Guardian and The Washington Post, understands that he could face the same fate as another prominent leaker.
“He has no regret of any kind, no sense of, ‘Wow, what I have done here? I can’t go back,’ ” Greenwald said. “He is so convinced that he did the right thing.”
Greenwald added: “It’s not like it’s delusional — he’s completely rational. He completely understands that more likely than not, he’s going to end up like Bradley Manning or worse. Yet he has tranquillity.”
Manning is facing a potential life sentence after confessing to leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.
According to Greenwald, Snowden has provided the archives of “thousands” of documents and “dozens” are newsworthy. Greenwald has suggested in recent days that more revelations are imminent, saying Monday during an interview on MSNBC that “there’s a lot more coming.”