The leaker identifies himself. Or does he?
Then again, his hideout scenario sounds eerily familiar. It sounds like what the protagonist did in Ready Player One.
The authors say he showed them his SSN and other identification. Hmmm, did he start off life as Snowden before he was at the CIA or did he merely adopt that persona for security clearance, because that would be bloody clever. Betcha he’s not in Hong Kong or Iceland.
Whoever or whatever Snowden is, stay safe.