N.S.A. Contract Employee Says He Was The Person Who Leaked Info About Government Surveillance Program

N.S.A. Contract Employee Says He Was The Person Who Leaked Info About Government Surveillance Program

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo National Security Agency plaques are seen at the compound at Fort Meade, Md. The NSA was founded in 1952 but only publicly acknowledged years later, which explains its nickname “No Such Agency.” It includes the Central Security Service, the military arm of code breakers who work jointly with NSA. Visible from a main highway, the tightly guarded compound requires the highest of clearances to enter, and is equipped with various electronic means to ward off an attack by hackers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A contract employee of the N.S.A. says he is the person who leaked secret documents about the government's surveillance program. 29-year-old Edward Snowden revealed his identity in a videotaped interview with Britain's "Guardian" Newspaper. ABC News Political Analyst Steve Roberts says both sides in Washington D.C. are gearing up for what could be a long debate.