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Edward Snowden: 'I was trained as a spy'

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BOSTON (WHDH) - Brian Williams' interview with National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden airs Wednesday night on 7NBC.

The two men met in Russia, where Snowden has been living since last June after being granted temporary asylum.

During the interview, Snowden spoke about the training he received to work as an NSA contractor.

"I was trained as a spy in sort of the traditional sense of the word in that I lived and worked undercover overseas -- pretending to work in a job that I'm not -- and even being assigned a name that was not mine," Snowden said.

Snowden is wanted to treason after leaking details about the government's surveillance program.

His full interview can be seen Wednesday at 10 p.m. on 7NBC.
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