Snowden performed 'public service' to US: Eric Holder


Former US Attorney General Eric Holder has praised former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, saying he performed a valuable “public service” by leaking surveillance programs.

“We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made,” Holder told David Axelrod on “The Axe Files,” a podcast produced by CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

But still Snowden must be punished for leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents, added Holder, according to a report published by CNN on Monday.

“Now I would say that doing what he did — and the way he did it — was inappropriate and illegal,” he said. Snowden “harmed American interests.”

“I know there are ways in which certain of our agents were put at risk, relationships with other countries were harmed, our ability to…

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    eric holder blocked the american people from learning harry reid took a million dollar bribe.

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    bribery corruption investigation have uncovered wrongdoing by two
    of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent Mormon figures — Majority Leader
    Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but Eric Holder and the Justice
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    The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,
    shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for,
    Conviction of,
    or other high Crimes
    Article II, Section 4.

  • Becky Strohl

    As the one person in the country with the actual power to indict the NSA and HS officials of violating the 4th Amendment on US citizens, it’s too late, too little now you weasel! Grrrrrrrr, and all you politicians wonder why we’re frothing at the mouth mad? LOOK IN THE MIRROR!