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You know we really don't know very much -- -- about 29 year old Edwards snowed in the leaker of the National Security Agency surveillance programs.
Over the past few days we've heard him described as a hero or traitor a -- -- a public servant a fugitive a criminal.
Even by some of -- from a bad boyfriend.
Normally you can tell where someone stands on the issue about the horror of the DC.
But that's certainly hasn't been the case was snowed.
And we wanted to go through here very quickly first the case for -- labeling -- in a -- Let's lead off first by the speaker of the house John Boehner Boehner came out today.
Saying why not Snowden is a traitor for showing our enemies what our capabilities.
Are in surveillance.
Boehner by the way is Republican but senator Dianne Feinstein.
I mean she -- well she shares his -- she's the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee she says -- committed an act of -- The same goes for house homeland security committee member and former chairman Republican congressman Peter King who says Snowden is a danger to -- -- And President Obama.
Here he is.
Running third -- President Obama hasn't weighed in on -- but his Justice Department.
Is -- preparing -- charges against -- And Friday the president defended the NSA surveillance program saying they make a difference in preventing terrorist attacks on this country and Americans.
And now the case for labeling -- and his actions are Rourke if you can imagine that has happened.
And none other than -- back.
And Michael Moore.
These -- couldn't be more opposite in their political news.
Typically but back tweeted out -- -- has the as he put it the earmarks of a real hero.
War called him a hero of the year.
I mean I have to sit here -- just kind of looked.
By the way we wanna say thanks again is always hard to plan differs from leaving -- -- a -- that it was very we want to thank you no matter.
Some dispute senators Mike Lee and Al Franken now there's a com I must say that again.
Such -- senators Mike Lee and Al Franken.
They've come together to say well that.
They're kind of behind this thing.
-- Tea Party favorite prank on a prominent -- They have an attach the label the stone that they are backing legislation that would require our government to be more transparent in its -- -- I think about the they want to force the Justice Department to declassify.
Court opinions in this instance court opinions operating under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or vice.
The foreign intelligence certain served if -- court.
Well that measure probably won't pass but it was worth drafting just to see this odd pair -- senators leave -- -- and participate.
President Obama by various.
Look there the difference between senator -- -- in 2007.
-- and President Obama 2013.
You think this job doesn't carry with -- removal of a little weight and burden.
Then senate candidate Barack Obama accused the Bush Administration -- them putting forward a quote false choice.
Between national security and our civil liberties and he was very fired up about it.
But I think it's a pretty safe bet that President Obama now would not make the same argument.
Because he is -- his -- we all in a very real choice between national security.
And civil liberties.
Well Snowden right now.
Is still very much.
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