July 1st, 2013
01:02 PM ET

Cheat sheet: Catching up on Snowden and the latest NSA leaks

By Catherine E. Shoichet

Fresh reports of global espionage. Furious European officials. A plea from the vice president.

The weekend was packed with twists and turns in the case of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and the secret documents he's leaked.

Snowden, who faces espionage charges in the United States, is still in Russia and seeking asylum from Ecuador.

Here are some key recent developments that CNN is reporting.

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  1. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    July 2, 2013 at 12:00 am | Reply
    • Quest4truth

      And this is a recording, a recording, a recording. Please get a life.

      July 2, 2013 at 10:21 am | Reply
  2. California

    He's a traitor even though what he's stating is true.

    July 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Reply

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