Mr Snowden, who gained worldwide attention when he leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013, had access to top secret databases when he was a CIA employee. Mr Snowden has revealed that he trawled through databases to see if the US government was hiding information about aliens. Unfortunately, the 36-year old found no evidence the US was in contact with, or knew of, extraterrestrials.
Mr Snowden wrote in his memoir ‘Permanent Record’: “As far as I could tell, aliens have never contacted Earth, or at least they haven’t contacted US intelligence.”
Addressing other conspiracy theories, Mr Snowden said: “In case you were wondering: Yes, man really did land on the moon. Climate change is real. Chemtrails are not a thing.”
Mr Snowden reiterated his findings on a recent Joe Rogan podcast.
He told Mr Rogan: “If we are hiding them — I had ridiculous access to the networks of the NSA, CIA, military, all these groups — I couldn’t find anything.
“If it’s hidden, and it could be hidden, it’s hidden really damn well even from people on the inside.”
Mr Snowden is currently in Russia, where he has been since June, 2013.
WikiLeaks said he was on a circuitous but safe route to asylum in Ecuador and had a seat reserved to continue to Cuba, but was stopped en route.
The whistleblower said he didn’t want to reside in Russia but was trapped there when the US cancelled his passport on his way to Latin America.
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He told CBS: “I was just trying to continue on my journey into asylum.”
Chief Anchor for CBS news Gayle King pointed out the “optics are not good” that he’s in Russia, and Snowden agreed.
The American former CIA employee said: “You’re absolutely right and I’m on the same side.
“Of course it’s problematic and of course I would like to return to the United States.
“I’m not different. Again, I’m not asking for a parade.
“I’m not asking for a pardon. I’m not asking for a pass. What I’m asking for is a fair trial.”
The controversial whistleblower explained a jury would consider whether his actions were lawful or unlawful, as opposed to right or wrong.
Asked whether he would return to his home country, Mr Snowden told the American television programme: “That is the ultimate goal, but if I’m going to spend the rest of my life in prison then my one, bottom-line demand that we all have to agree to is that at least I get a fair trial.
“They won’t provide access to what’s called a public interest defence.”
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