It turns out that Edward Snowden did, in fact, try to tell the NSA about his concerns before fleeing the country and leaking information to the press. It wasn’t long ago that the US Government was lying to everyone; claiming that Snowden never tried “proper channels”.
VICE News Reports:
Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal
More than 800 pages of formerly classified NSA documents, including emails sent from the highest levels of government, give unprecedented insight into both Edward Snowden’s final weeks at the agency and its response to his historic leaks.