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Glenn Greenwald: Edward Snowden Confirmed WikiLeaks Statement Was Written By Him

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Glenn Greenwald, a reporter of The Guardian newspaper, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong Monday, June 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) | AP

After doubts surfaced Monday regarding the authenticity of an Edward Snowden statement released by WikiLeaks, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald claimed in a tweet Saturday that he has proof.

WikiLeaks released the letter Monday evening, which was signed by Snowden. He wrote that he was "unbowed" in his convictions, vowing that the Obama administration should be afraid.

"In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake," the letter read. "We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be."

Journalists doubted whether Snowden wrote the piece, questioning the syntax of the text as odd for an American. Even Greenwald wondered whether the item was from Snowden. In a Tuesday interview with MSNBC's "All In With Chris Hayes," Greenwald said that the "core ideas" were consistent with Snowden's thinking, but the piece was "flavored" with a person who was unlike him.

A WikiLeaks spokesperson later told TPM: "I can confirm that, as far as I know, this is from Mr. Snowden."

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