Glenn Greenwald told Fox News on Tuesday that new NSA revelations yet to be released will “shock” the world.
Greenwald, the journalist who worked in some capacity with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to reveal the organization’s domestic cell phone spying program PRISM, has long teased that there is more information yet to be released in the NSA scandal.
On Tuesday, he told Fox News host Eric Bolling that the “world will be shocked” by the coming revelations about the organization’s surveillance tactics, though otherwise played coy about the information.
“You’re going to have to wait along with everybody else,” Greenwald said. “I will say that there are vast programs, both domestic and international spying, that the world will be shocked to learn about, that the NSA is engaged in with no democratic accountability and that’s what driving our reporting.”
Greenwald also said that he has not been in touch with Snowden since he left Hong Kong. Even so, Greenwald said that the U.S. government isn’t really so much concerned with bringing Snowden to justice as they are with keeping controversial information from coming out.
“They don’t care about Edward Snowden at this point. He can no longer do anything that he hasn’t already done. What they care about is making an extremely negative example out of him to intimidate future whistle blowers from coming forward because they’ll think they’re going to end up like him. That’s their objective.”
Greenwald also took a moment to blast David Gregory, who controversially suggested that he should be prosecuted alongside Snowden for NSA leaks.
“Thomas Jefferson, 250 years ago, said those who most fear investigations are the ones who attack free press first,” Greenwald said. “This is what journalism is about, shining a light on what the most powerful people in the country are doing to them in the dark. So we’re going to continue to do that no matter what David Gregory and his friends say.”
Check out video of Greenwald on Fox below, via Mediaite:
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