Surveillance: Snowden NSA Controversy

House Intelligence Committee Releases Snowden Report Summary

By Rishabh Bhandari
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 5:03 PM

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted unanimously on Thursday afternoon to approve a report on Edward Snowden finding that he "did tremendous damage" to U.S. national security. The executive summary of the report is unclassified and is available here and below; the full report is 36 pages and is classified. The report was released alongside an accompanying letter signed by all Intelligence Committee members and urging President Barack Obama not to pardon Snowden, which can be found here. The report and letter come on the heels of a joint campaign by the ACLU and Amnesty International to secure a presidential pardon for Snowden in the remaining months of the Obama administration.