Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 20, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

First Solar Bread Oven Takes a Bow
Drought Adds to Syria’s Misery




The Divide


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
A/V Booth

GOP Rep. Tells Fox News: Edward Snowden Is a ‘Whistle-Blower’

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Aug 4, 2013
Screenshot

Although some in Congress have called Edward Snowden a “traitor” or accused him of treason, one elected representative is coming to the self-admitted NSA leaker’s defense.

When asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace whether he thought Snowden was a whistle-blower, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., responded in the affirmative. 

“Members of Congress were not really aware on the whole about what these programs were being used for and the extent to which they were being used. Members of the intelligence committee were told, but rank-and-file members really didn’t have the information,” explained Amash, a prominent NSA critic who was a recent Truthdigger of the Week.

He told Wallace that Snowden “may be doing things overseas that we’d find problematic, that we’d find dangerous. ... We’ll find those facts out over time. But as far as Congress is concerned, sure, he’s a whistle-blower. He told us what we need to know.”

(h/t Huffington Post)

Advertisement

Square, Site wide
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

 


New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.