Gordon Humphrey, now Jimmy Carter

High profile public support for Edward Snowden is rare. After the Guardian had reported that former Republican Senator Gordon Humphrey had exchanged some friedly emails with NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel (only in its German version) knows that former President and Nobel Peace laureate Jimmy Carter has condemned the so far revealed surveillance practices of the NSA and even claims that “America does not have a functional democracy at the moment.” Slowdens leaks, he said, are useful. He made his remarks in a speech in Atlanta at Die Atlantikbrücke, a private, non-profit, nonpartisan association with the goal of building a bridge between Germany and the United States.

What is interesting is that Humphrey’s email to Snowden went first to Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalists who had mainly reported on Snowden’s leaks.

 

17 July 2013 @ 5:42 pm.

Last modified July 17, 2013.

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