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February 5th, 2014
05:59 AM ET

Boss: Snowden Stole Answers to NSA's Employment Exam

We're finding out today just how Edward Snowden got his job with a major defense contractor,  a position that opened the door to his stealing thousands of documents.

Former NSA director Mike McConnell, now a top executive with Booz Allen Hamilton, says Snowden targeted the firm knowing it would give him high-level access to secrets.

McConnell claims Snowden broke into the NSA's computer system and stole the answers to the agency's employment exam.

He calls Snowden the worst spy in U.S. history.

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