Monday, June 24, 2013

Rand Paul: Intel Director Clapper "Lied," Whistleblower Snowden "Told the Truth"

Rand Paul: Intel Director Clapper "Lied," Whistleblower Snowden "Told the Truth":
Talking on
CNN over the weekend, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) weighed in to the
debate over NSA spying and the disposition of leaker Edward
Snowden.

From Raw Story:

“I think it’s still going to be an open question how this young
man’s judged,” Paul told CNN’s Candy Crowley. “I do think when
history looks at this, they’re going to contrast the behavior of
James Clapper, our national intelligence director, with Edward
Snowden. Mr. Clapper lied in Congress in defiance of the law in the
name of security. Mr. Snowden told the truth in the name of
privacy.”...
Paul also warned that Snowden's choice of refuge will have an
affect on his legacy:
“So I think there will be a judgment because both of them broke
the law, and history will have to determine,” he continued. “I do
think for Mr. Snowden, if he cozies up to the Russian government it
will be nothing but bad for his name in history. If he goes to an
independent third country like Iceland and he refuses to talk to
any sort of formal government about this, I think there’s a chance
he will be seen as an advocate of privacy.”
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