June 11, 2013
Senator Feinstein calls leak 'treason'
I was surprised by Feinstein's vehement condemnation of leaker Snowden. If anyone knows the nuts and bolts of the surveillance programs, it's the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and her stinging rebuke makes me think there's more to that program than even Snowden may know. The Hill: National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is guilty of treason, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday. "I don't look at this as being a whistle-blower," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calf.) said. "I think it's an act of treason." The whereabouts of Snowden were unclear Monday as authorities ramped up an investigation that could lead to his extradition and prosecution. The White House ducked questions about Snowden even as it came under conflicting pressures from across the political spectrum to either prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law or show leniency. Republican lawmakers urged the Obama administration to extradite Snowden "at the ...(Read Full Post)