Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald revealed he was the victim of a violent, hour-long robbery — during which he had a gun thrust in his mouth — at his rental in Brazil.
Greenwald — best known for his work with Edward Snowden in leaking National Security Agency documents about mass surveillance — was attacked and tied up while alone at the “isolated and beautiful” farmhouse, he said.
His husband and their two kids were at their main home in Rio — and only escaped the harrowing robbery after a last-minute change in plans, Greenwald wrote in a lengthy piece on his website.
The raid was March 5, the night before his 54th birthday — with the alarm being raised by the 12 dogs with him who “were barking incessantly and intensely,” he wrote.
Greenwald walked out to see what was happening and “within seconds, three men wearing full black face masks descended on me, all pointing guns at me,”