Booz Allen Hamilton: By the way, we fired Snowden yesterday
posted at 10:01 am on June 11, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Still unclear: whether he’s eligible for COBRA benefits. Of course, he’d have to return to the US to use them, so … not a big deal either way. Here’s the statement from BAH which clarifies some things and raises other questions:
June 11, 2013
(Updated Information Underlined)
Booz Allen can confirm that Edward Snowden, 29, was an employee of our firm for less than 3 months, assigned to a team in Hawaii. Snowden, who had a salary at the rate of $122,000, was terminated June 10, 2013 for violations of the firm’s code of ethics and firm policy. News reports that this individual has claimed to have leaked classified information are shocking, and if accurate, this action represents a grave violation of the code of conduct and core values of our firm. We will work closely with our clients and authorities in their investigation of this matter.
Er, okay. That seems like closing the barn door after the horse has bolted, but thanks for closing the loop. Contrary to some reports, Snowden wasn’t making $200,000 a year, but he also wasn’t around long enough even to get through a probationary period. When exactly did he get his clearance to access programs like PRISM?