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Republicans: Snowden Is 'Dangerous'

Self-proclaimed NSA leaker is a Ron Paul donor
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2013 10:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – So far there's been little official reaction to Edward Snowden's revelation, but Peter King was all too ready to come out firing. King released a statement saying the US should "prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law," the Guardian reports. "This is a matter of extraordinary consequence to American intelligence." King then went on CNN and called Snowden "a defector," adding, "This person is dangerous to our country."

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Republican Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers echoed that remark, saying Snowden had "released just enough information to literally be dangerous." That comes on the heels of Bill Kristol yesterday cautioning that the NSA situation "is totally different from the IRS abuses, which I think are very serious, and I think it’s very important for conservatives and Republicans to make that distinction," according to Mediaite. Interestingly enough, it seems that Snowden himself is a Republican donor—assuming Ron Paul counts. An "Edward Snowden" made two $250 donations to Paul's cause in 2012, the most recent donation having been made from Hawaii, the Washington Post reports. (Read more Edward Snowden stories.)

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