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Question is how far should we be going to get Snowden.
And should others be faced with charges.
Like guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald who broke the story.
-- and congressman Peter King says yes and I spoke to have just a short time ago.
Let me ask you.
You know you have been hopping mad about this situation and and Ron Paul has Sergio as we just said he is in fact.
You know worried that Edwards -- could be the target of a drone attack do you think that's taken it too far.
Did this every -- -- this whole issue would become so historical when.
Republicans and conservatives on the spying and -- when this is a -- necessary program is something which is saving American lives.
And it's something it's totally protected -- the -- -- constitutional.
And -- performance with -- And as far as public -- would drones know I do think that every effort should be made.
Two action -- -- to prosecute him.
At the forces and the law what he's done is actually disgraceful this guy's an American hero he's -- or possibly trade.
Is it possible for him to be a traitor but also to have done a service I mean he wanted to bring the light -- the fact.
That many people like they did not know that the NSA is collecting records.
On hundreds of millions of people on saving them over time storing them in warehouses server facilities in new top.
That can be used at any point in the future just didn't enormous dragnet that I think is bigger than most Americans thought you don't think there's a value in the public knowing that.
After a personal thank god the NSA is doing this I -- -- beneficiary this we are eyesore.
How this program saved American lives without your move was Ozzie back in 2000 mind.
When he attempted to block the New York City Subway system everything they're doing this constitutional it's monitored by the courts and it's -- -- to block.
As far as a publisher of -- were not as were the worst services that the American -- done violin result.
And the disclose information that can put American lives at risk.
It's helping al-Qaeda and how is that possibly a service the American people and -- -- put up I think we've been and any stretch of imagination -- -- to the American PB.
I think it was shocking to the American people when they see things like what's going on with the prior arrests in the way that big power -- Seat and until it -- still -- clean -- climate of distrust so is there a way to reconcile the two things in the minds of Americans.
What did you say to Americans that -- to make them feel better about the fact maybe I can't trust the IRS but I can't trust the NSA.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- For the media to be spreading this distrust the fact -- there was no comparison between the -- the NSA the court is not monitoring the IRS.
Congress does not monitor the -- the way it does the NSA.
The fact is that program is set up there's actually a special court to deal -- where every ninety days -- program has been re authorized I've spoken with lawyers -- go before this court.
How difficult it is they said very very strict standards this is actually essential to protect American lives.
Have people forgotten 9/11.
Not one we cannot find one instance of an American's rights were violated by this everything it's been done -- -- -- private legal and constitutional.
And all the sort of spying and storing and cheaper places and you talked that is just.
Roger Moore -- -- the rights.
At age you take anyone stepmother when your blog Michael Moore -- -- it anywhere I want to -- drugs or -- Michael Moore talk.
You have taken it one step further and you said that the -- Glenn Greenwald.
You -- also should be you watch arrested -- subject to charges of espionage I mean implicated what do you think should happen to the reporters about the mess.
Bomb -- Greenwald a particular I think that he should be.
Prosecutor certainly consideration of prosecution because of the fact.
They're not only did he discloses classified information.
Which is very damaging United States but as far as intensity also said that he -- may well release the records of every CIA agent and asset around the world.
Which resulted in Americans and our assets and our sources being -- and tortured.
That's what happened before back in the 1970s.
When this information was released and the station chief in Athens Greece was murdered so yes that -- -- intentions -- -- America.
They disclose classified information.
-- limits every moment yeah.
I am -- -- -- draw the line between that and what was done you know -- on James Rosen -- by the EP because when you say something like that it sends chills to reporters around the world.
Who are trying to get good information out to the public so how do you draw the line.
-- personal what we know right is absolute and do we live -- we have to make distinctions and James Rosen was not attempting to kill Americans he was -- -- usually release information was gonna put American lives at risk.
So this is something should be done only -- very very.
Has selected cases -- -- this morning where you have someone who disclosed so much damaging information.
And then there's threatened to disclose more information which can result in Americans being murdered back to me shows as -- -- -- -- America.
And this information Kenya lives will be lost because -- I don't want out of my conscience do.
Do you worry that the American public is -- on your side having your flogged in effigy on the -- on the steps of the capitol today.
The do you worry about public opinion with your position on -- While -- -- lunatics are certainly not representative the American people.
That's to me it's the only reason I think.
If a majority the American people against the program I think they are -- -- from both sides.
Is because of the hysteria -- -- out that by two putting people in the media quite frankly too many people in Washington.
So many politicians -- never had enough.
From Jordan's before we'll not focus on terrorism do not know what it's about.
And I just fanning flames -- -- responsible for the purpose of leadership is not to worry about somewhat forcefully on -- at the capitol this is save American lives.
Damn media the end of the day it's always our -- congressman thanks so much coming on our show.
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