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Brazil: David Miranda discusses his close contact with Snowden02:04

Brazil: David Miranda discusses his close contact with Snowden

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
May 24, 2016 at 01:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Brazilian journalist David Miranda spoke to RT Spanish in Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday, where he discussed his close contact with US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Miranda said that, through 'security channels', he can hold conversations with Snowden, however they use the channels mainly to discuss everyday topics, "We talk with each other almost every day. We have the security channels that we have been talking [through]. We have just been talking about television [and] video games the other day. And we have this close relation."

Alongside his former partner, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, Miranda assembled a team of investigative reporters to break the documents that Snowden leaked to Greenwald regarding NSA surveillance methods.

During the RT interview, Miranda also discussed the impeachment process against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Miranda expressed concern that the impeachment may cause foreign interests to lose confidence in Brazil's stability, "They want to put companies here, they want to have bilateral relations to Brazil, if they cannot trust this government which is here in place? If they cannot trust [that] this democracy is going forward?"

Brazil: David Miranda discusses his close contact with Snowden02:04
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Brazilian journalist David Miranda spoke to RT Spanish in Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday, where he discussed his close contact with US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Miranda said that, through 'security channels', he can hold conversations with Snowden, however they use the channels mainly to discuss everyday topics, "We talk with each other almost every day. We have the security channels that we have been talking [through]. We have just been talking about television [and] video games the other day. And we have this close relation."

Alongside his former partner, Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, Miranda assembled a team of investigative reporters to break the documents that Snowden leaked to Greenwald regarding NSA surveillance methods.

During the RT interview, Miranda also discussed the impeachment process against suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Miranda expressed concern that the impeachment may cause foreign interests to lose confidence in Brazil's stability, "They want to put companies here, they want to have bilateral relations to Brazil, if they cannot trust this government which is here in place? If they cannot trust [that] this democracy is going forward?"

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