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WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have accused the fugitive national security contractor Edward Snowden of communicating with Russian security agencies while he is exiled in Moscow. The accusations were contained in a classified House Intelligence Committee report, parts of which were released publicly on December 22. The evidence backing up the specific accusations about Snowden allegedly communicating with Russian agencies, however, remains classified. Seen as a heroic whistle-blower by some, and a selfish traitor by others, Snowden in 2013 leaked 1.5 million documents he acquired while working as a contractor for the National Security Agency, the premier U.S. electronic surveillance agency. The materials prompted a furious public debate about the legality of some of the agency’s programs, about privacy concerns, and about U.S. snooping on its allies.

Many in Congress, however, have excoriated him, and the newly declassified report by what is formally known as the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence reflected that continuing anger. "Snowden caused tremendous damage to national security, and the vast majority of the documents he stole have nothing to do with programs impacting individual privacy interests," the report said. They "instead pertain to military, defense, and intelligence programs of great interest to America's adversaries." The report said that since his arrival in Moscow, Snowden "has had, and continues to have, contact with Russian intelligence services." The report redacts the source for this assertion, saying it is classified. But it also cites a National Public Radio interview conducted in June with Frants Klintsevich, who is deputy chairman of the defense and security committee in Russia’s lower house of parliament. In the interview, Klintsevich was quoted as saying, "Let's speak frankly: I think that he did share intelligence. This is what security services do."
Fellow friend of Moscow Edward Snowden is probably first in line for a Trump pardon.
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Fellow friend of Moscow Edward Snowden is probably first in line for a Trump pardon.
So Snowden, after exposing some misdoings of a few politicians, flies to Russia via Hong Kong, where he loses his passport and has no way to go further.

Now in Russia, Snowden has contact with Russian intelligence. Why would this surprise anybody?

I doubt if Snowden is first in line for anything Trump.
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Fellow friend of Moscow Edward Snowden is probably first in line for a Trump pardon.
That's just crap. Why post such nonsense and then try to link it negatively to PE Trump? No basis of fact.

If Snowden is pardoned by TRUMP I will apologize for the comment.

If President Obama does it, then No, I won't. And given the creeps he has pardoned, I would not be surprised.
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Since Obama said he was going to be THE MOST TRANSPARENT president with the most transparent administration Ever. And he was going to REVERSE the unconstitutional spying on U.S. citizens that Bush began which Snowden exposed then OBAMA should pardon Snowden. Should have done it LONG ago.

But somehow what Obama really meant was that he was going to JAIL more gov't whistle blowers in his admin than any other President and be less Transparent than most other administrations.

so yeah, here we are.
I doubt Trump will do jack about Snowden unless Snowden tweets something mean about him.


http://antiwar.com/blog/2012/11/26/o...-transparency/
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...wer-fears.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...-sunshine-week
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT
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Since Obama said he was going to be THE MOST TRANSPARENT president with the most transparent administration Ever. And he was going to REVERSE the unconstitutional spying on U.S. citizens that Bush began which Snowden exposed then OBAMA should pardon Snowden. Should have done it LONG ago.

But somehow what Obama really meant was that he was going to JAIL more gov't whistle blowers in his admin than any other President and be less Transparent than most other administrations.

so yeah, here we are.
I doubt Trump will do jack about Snowden unless Snowden tweets something mean about him.
I agree.

Sometimes I just can't resist tweaking the Trumpanzees.
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I agree.

Sometimes I just can't resist tweaking the Trumpanzees.


Adding to the divisiveness of OUR country.

Obama did little in his terms for the good of all of us. Usually it was some group that he was defending or a minority.. He forgot to include ALL of us in his 2 terms.

I wish we could all pull together don't you?

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Adding to the divisiveness of OUR country.
Political divisiveness is already maxed out. Take a look at the PW threads.

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Obama did little in his terms for the good of all of us. Usually it was some group that he was defending or a minority.. He forgot to include ALL of us in his 2 terms.
Personally, I'm pleased as punch to see Obama in the rear-view mirror.

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I wish we could all pull together don't you?
I'll give Trump an opportunity. But Mattis is the only thing he's done so far that I find impressive.

The oligarch cabinet, the bromance with Putin, and tweeting like a teenager in mom's basement... not so much.
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I don't doubt Snowden's asylum in Russia is predicated on him going along with the regime to a certain extent. At the same time, I don't give much of a **** about Putin's broader political aims. What Snowden exposed was an egregious abuse of power.
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