Petraeus leaked more 'highly classified' data than I did: Snowden

American whistle-blower Edward Snowden says the leaks he has been behind are dwarfed by retired General David Petraeus’s as President-elect Donald Trump is considering him for the position of secretary of state.

“We have a two-tiered system of justice in the United States, where people who are either well-connected to government or they have access to an incredible amount of resources get very light punishments,” said Snowden in an exclusive interview with Yahoo News released Sunday.

The interview was conducted as the future president was busy picking members for his administration, set to begin work on January 20, 2017.

“Perhaps the best-known case in recent history here is Gen. Petraeus — who shared information that was far more highly classified than I ever did with journalists,” added the former National Security Agency contractor, who shared classified information about the US government’s surveillance programs.

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