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The Lawfare Podcast: Edward Jay Epstein on “How America Lost Its Secrets”

By Quinta Jurecic
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:30 PM

Amidst the chaos surrounding Michael Flynn’s departure as national security advisor and the slowly unspooling news story on the Trump team’s reported contacts with the Russian government, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering a previous political controversy involving the Kremlin: Edward Snowden’s asylum in Moscow. In his recent book , Epstein argues that Snowden was effectively acting as a Russian spy, though he believes it’s not clear when and to what extent Snowden came under Russian influence. Benjamin Wittes sat down with Epstein at the to chat about the book and discuss its more controversial elements.