Michele Bachmann Attacks Edward Snowden: Calls Him A Traitor At NSA Hearing – 6/18/13

From YouTube:

6/18/13 – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) let it be known loud and clear which side of the “hero” vs. “traitor” debate she falls on when it comes to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. During her questions to NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander at Tuesday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing, Bachmann called Snowden a “traitor” and urged the agency to figure out how the leaks were allowed to happen. “It seems to me that the problem here,” Bachmann said, “is of an individual who worked within the system, who broke laws, and who chose to declassify highly sensitive, classified information.” She wanted the NSA director to answer “how there could be a betrayal of trust and how a traitor could do something like this to the American people.” She said she wants the focus of the investigation to lie in “how we can prevent something like that from ever happening again.”

Bachmann asked Alexander “how damaging” Snowden’s leaks were to “the national security of the American people.” She also wanted to know if the information he leaked “has helped America’s enemies.”

Alexander called the damage caused by the leaks “irreversible and significant” and answered affirmatively that they have helped enemies of the United States. He said they will also “hurt us and our allies.”

      
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