Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who broke the story of Snowden’s NSA leak, said there are “thousands” of newsworthy documents as yet unreleased in the possession of journalists as a result of Snowden’s leak. Greenwald told CBS news this week:
We are going to have a lot more significant revelations that have not yet been heard over the next several weeks and months
Greenwald also added that he and Snowden plan on pursuing every story presented by the documents, both published and unpublished.
Good Democrats sitting on Twitter all day holding a treason trial for Edward Snowden and theorizing about his “co-conspirators” #Change
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 10, 2013
But what exactly are these documents and what do their implication mean to the United States?
Already the media and public has been shocked by the amount and quality of information Snowden had access to at his low rank and security clearance. With the promise of more to come, I would not be surprised if the government was getting nervous.
Talking Point Memo, for one, thinks the government knows exactly what Snowden has in the chamber.
Their article quotes Retired Gen. and former NSA director from 1995 until 2005 Michael Hayden as saying, “I suspect they have a very good idea of what he accessed on NSANet, the Agency IT system.”
After the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the leak “gut-wrenching,” Glenn Greenwald tweeted this response:
Clapper: leaks “literally gut-wrenching” – “huge, grave damage” – save some melodrama and rhetoric for coming stories. You’ll need it.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 9, 2013