In an interview with the New York Times‘ James Risen, Edward Snowden stated that he did not take any copies of NSA documents with him to Moscow. He further stated that there is “a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents”.
Snowden also responded to claims that the NSA leaks caused damage, stating: “NSA would have set the table on fire from slamming it so many times in denouncing the damage it had caused. Yet NSA has not offered a single example of damage from the leaks. They haven’t said boo about it except ‘we think’, ‘maybe’, ‘have to assume’ from anonymous and former officials.”
He also discusses his gradual decision to become a whistleblower.
Read the full article in the New York Times: Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files to Russia