Former director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander said Tuesday that he thinks NSA leaker Edward Snowden was working with Russian intelligence.
"Well, I think he's working for them. I wouldn't go so far as to say a double agent but he's working for someone," Alexander, who resigned in the wake of Snowden's revelations of massive government surveillance, said on Bloomberg TV.
Alexander also said earlier he didn't believe Snowden got out of the Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport without making an agreement with Russian intelligence services.
Snowden spent a month living in the transit zone of the airport after fleeing Hong Kong in June of 2013 before being granted temporarily asylum in Russia.
Snowden has denied any such connection, for which there is no clear evidence.
"I have no relationship with the Russian government at all. I've never met the Russian president," Snowden said in an interview last week with NBC News. "I'm not supported by the Russian government. I'm not taking money from the Russian government. I'm not a spy, which is the real question."
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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