US reporter says he has huge cache of Snowden files
BRASïLIA, Federal District (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazil-based American reporter Glenn Greenwald said on Tuesday that he had received more than 15,000 secret United States (US) government documents from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
Mr Greenwald, who revealed details of Washington's vast electronic surveillance program in Britain's Guardian newspaper, gave no details of the content of the files as he testified before the Brazilian Senate´s foreign relations committee.
"I did not do an exact count, but he gave me 15,000, 20,000 documents. Very, very complete and very long," Mr Greenwald said, responding to questions from lawmakers.
"The stories we have published are a small portion. There will certainly be more revelations on the espionage activities of the US government and allied governments (...) on how they have penetrated the communications systems of Brazil and Latin America," he said.