NSA confirms it has Snowden emails, but says they're exempt from FOIA

By Paul Bradley Carr , written on July 10, 2014

From The News Desk

A few moments ago, former Reuters social media editor Matthew Keys tweeted a photo he says is the NSA's response to hisĀ Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for emails sent by Edward Snowden using his official government email address.

The short version: nice try, but no disclosure.

The slightly longer version: the NSA does have emails from Snowden's time as a contractor, but they are exempt from release under FOIA.

Update: Here's the full letter, as posted by Keys, requesting "any and all e-mails sent by Edward Snowden using the e-mail address to any and all NSA officials, including officials at the office of General Counsel, for the time period between January 1, 2013 and June 1, 2013."

NSA FOIA response: Edward Snowden government e-mails by Matthew Keys