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

By Paul 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 [email protected] 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