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Snowden: "Being called traitor by Dick Cheney is highest honor for an American"

Edward Snowden, the self-confessed leaker of the documents revealing the National Security Agency's top-secret phone and Internet surveillance program, appeared suddenly online Monday and began answering questions live on Britain's The Guardian newspaper's website, (Newsmax posting)

The Guardian was the newspaper that first reported Snowden's revelations of NSA monitoring.

The Guardian chat transcript follows (it was on the news site of the Guardian).

How many sets of the documents you disclosed did you make, and how many different people have them? If anything happens to you, do they still exist?" a questioner asked Snowden.

"All I can say right now is the U.S. government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me. Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped," Snowden wrote.

"Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him ... the better off we all are," he. Snowden, said.