House Speaker John Boehner: NSA Leaker A ‘Traitor’

John Boehner SC House Speaker John Boehner: NSA Leaker a ‘Traitor’

House Speaker John Boehner today called NSA leaker Edward Snowden a “traitor” who put Americans at risk by releasing classified information to the media.

“He’s a traitor,” the highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in an extensive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows our adversaries what our capabilities are. And it’s a giant violation of the law.”

Boehner endorsed President Obama’s characterization of two programs, which allow the NSA to gather information about phone calls made in the U.S. as well as information on foreign suspects collected from major internet companies, as critical to the government’s ability to fight terrorism. He said that there are “clear safeguards” built into the programs to protect Americans.

“The president outlined last week that these were important national security programs to help keep Americans safe, and give us tools to fight the terrorist threat that we face,” Boehner said. “The president also outlined that there are appropriate safeguards in place to make sure that there’s no snooping, if you will, on Americans here at home.”

Snowden, a 29-year-old contractor with the National Security Agency, admitted that he was the source of several leaks of top secret NSA documents to the British paper, The Guardian, and the Washington Post.

Read More at ABC News . By Abby D. Phillip.

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Comments

  1. Boehner will hold on to the Speaker position if it means hanging on by his fingernails. The man needs to be replaced as Speaker because he is weak and spineless.

  2. Mr. Boehner seems to be a RINO. I think he too should be removed from his position.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    John Boner should look in the mirror to see a real traitor who sold out the republican party.when will any republican bring justice to the crap Oblowme has done in all these scandals.Boner can't get the answer to Fast & Furious because the jig has stopped him.

  4. carpkiller says:

    boehner is the trator

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