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Joining us tonight former advisor to president.
Bill Clinton and Fox News contributor Doug -- And presidential historian -- Hampton -- author of the new book American Phoenix thank you both for being here let me begin.
If I may with you -- -- us this.
This scandal this NSA leak various people are making decisions to -- one thing traitor or a hero and everything in between your thoughts are well.
I think is pretty simple.
This man betrayed his oath to the United States he betrayed the security clearance he had he's a lot closer to a trader that he is doing here are certainly not -- -- to make.
-- Well I I've only here I think there's still question mark.
On the whole situation but.
He hit it this is happen before when we have the American revolution there was James Otis who supported the British government.
As a prosecuting attorney on privacy cases and -- flipped and became the defense attorney on the same issue so it has happened before it's just an hour.
It is it does get that the core of who we are as -- -- people -- the reason.
I think of it is a question mark because I think what he's done is sprinkler reprehensible.
But I think its interest in will be most interesting to find.
The influences upon him.
If you will perhaps controlling him in all of this and for what purpose and to what end.
Because I think we've only -- -- -- a brief collapse and do what is going on.
Those are very fair question to -- anyone who does but mr.
-- ended in my judgment is betrayed the United States -- you -- very real very fair questions.
Who was influenced him why did he do it how do the decided what was he doing and.
Hong Kong and let let me turn if I may -- to now.
A report by -- -- that President Obama made area.
An appearance at an off the record session.
With reporters select reporters many of them apparently did not know that he would be there.
But we're moving in a peculiar direction this administration is when it's starting to do off the record.
If you will.
Charm offensive would say -- press corps that is not exactly been hostile to him until recent times.
Well that's shrill and today's -- off the record was a surprise for those reporters it is add a special treat and one -- although they couldn't report on what was said.
But it isn't deaf and can't wait to court then and she is.
Give his -- -- gave his point -- -- -- if he -- so that you know the next time there is an on the record meeting they have a little more to work went as far as where he's coming from.
And and Boehner today going back to the issue trader.
On the part of Snowden.
He has stepped out in front of us and he is being very aggressive the Justice Department preparing charges one wonders what he's taken so long frankly.
Your thoughts on his at this point at least some apparent disappearance one never knows what our intelligence agencies and the national security apparatus knows and is insane.
But apparently right now.
He's in territory and now.
You know my attitude is Boehner did the right thing I think.
It is very clear that this man has committed fundamental acts that are in -- medical inimical to the United States I think the Justice Department is hopefully moving as quickly as they -- to file charges and where he is this is.
Part of the great unknown the questions you're asking the need to be answered.
Isn't it isn't asking too much of both circumstance and coincidence Jane.
That president could be the President Obama can be holding a two day summit with president Cheney of China.
And and cyber attacks on the part of the PRC against United States high on that agenda and suddenly there be this revelation by AA leak her from -- Alan -- -- -- working for.
And -- that makes it very suspicious and a very understandable to try to get answers to those questions is there someone -- -- to the sky up.
Or is it just coincidence we don't know it certainly seems very very suspicious and it's interesting tidbit is this gentleman only worked for three months.
In his job and that I Nevada it raises a lot of suspicions TO.
You have been -- we thank you very much are -- thank you Lou -- always coming up.
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