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House Intelligence chairman suggests Russian
spies helped Edward Snowden hack NSA

Washington Examiner [DC], by Joel Gehrke

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/19/2014 5:32:32 AM

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden had outside help, perhaps from Russian spies, according to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. "This was a thief, who we believe had some help, who stole information the vast majority had nothing to do with privacy." Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., who heads up the intel panel, told NBC´s "Meet the Press" in an interview that will air Sunday. "Our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines have been incredibly harmed by the data that he has taken with him and we believe now is in the hands of nation-states." NBC released an excerpt of the


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley, 1/19/2014 6:35:10 AM     (No. 9697577)

Of course he suggests that.
After all, it is more important to place blame than it is to admit your own ineptitude or intentional criminal behavior.
Sounds like he took a lesson from Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poobah, 1/19/2014 7:00:21 AM     (No. 9697590)

It was my understanding that Snowden was actually working with the sensitive data on a daily basis. Why would he need Russia’s help?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/19/2014 7:55:17 AM     (No. 9697623)

Just can´t get on the pro-Snowden bandwagon. He may have informed us the government was and continues to spy on us, but he also evidently has information that is detrimental to the nation´s security. Nothing he has released has caused the government to change its ways. I just can´t see how he is doing good by doing something bad. I don´t believe a patriot would act the way he has. This whole thing doesn´t sit well with me. I can´t or won´t applaud his actions. He needs to be extracted and put in a cell for the rest of his life.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/19/2014 8:10:49 AM     (No. 9697637)

As long as you feel the same way about Clapper, I´m with you, #3. Mike Rogers likes being a big dog as well. I do not trust him or Diane Feinstein.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/19/2014 8:12:24 AM     (No. 9697638)

Snowden didn´t have to go on a world tour to be a spy for the Russians.If he´s guilty of anything,it´s being appalled at the level of snooping and spying Obama is doing. He loves his country and wants to come home.

Rogers is a Boner lackey,so it doesn´t surprise me to hear this absurd accusation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/19/2014 8:16:46 AM     (No. 9697643)

"We will bury you."
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev
Soviet Premier
Western Ambassadors Reception
Polish Embassy-Moscow
November 18, 1956

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 4freedom, 1/19/2014 8:27:53 AM     (No. 9697655)

I remember that #6, he also said alot of other things that are actually coming true. The progressive/commie takeover is almost complete.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/19/2014 8:29:34 AM     (No. 9697656)

No sale, Mike. Those running US government today are the gravest danger to our military. This has been seen over the past decade in various so-called wars in which our soldiers aren´t allowed to fight, and if they come home it´s to an America with no laws. The Fort Hood Islamic massacre of our unarmed military is still termed workplace violence. The killer, a known threat to our military, was continually promoted. Nobody needed any secret info to kill 3000 people on 9/11/01 or to destroy our economy every day since. Have fun on tv, Mike.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 1/19/2014 8:32:31 AM     (No. 9697659)

Bingo, #2.

Our armed forces have been hurt more by their own un-American CIC than by all of the hackers and whistleblowers in the world.

#3, I ask myself if what Snowden did was wrong and I have to say yes. I also think that having the American people know what the government does and lies about is a good thing. I already knew what the NSA does and approve of it because it ensured that we won the Cold War and kept track of our enemies, but power like that can easily be abused and must be controlled by competent and patriotic people, which the Obama administration severely lacks.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/19/2014 8:55:09 AM     (No. 9697678)

Any so called news uttered on NBC´s tired, old, excuse,
MEET THE COMMIE PRESS, is automatically suspect.

If it was real news, Mike Rogers would have announced it during the week on FoxTV. It would not have come out on this sleepy Sunday, no audience, show.
If it´s true that Rogers is a Boehner RINO lackey, then why bother giving him any Lucianne space, any time ?
Not knowing his name, leaves plenty of doubt about his sudden attempts at getting attention.
Remember the stifling, old, pre Drudge days of only three tightly controlled networks when MEET THE COMMIE PRESS, seemed important ? !

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/19/2014 9:11:06 AM     (No. 9697696)

One thing is for sure, up to this point Snowden appears to be a lot smarter then the people who Obama put in place to run the NSA.

You can bet that the Russans, whatever their intelligence service contacts were with Snowden before this fiasco became public, will not be broadcasting them to the world.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 1/19/2014 9:11:52 AM     (No. 9697699)

I dare say that if some government employee would step out of the IRS and reveal a smoking gun that would blow open this anti-conservative operation, we as conservatives would look on that person as a hero. Yet, that person would be no different then Snowden.

I would also disagree with the notion that nothing has changed regarding Snowden´s revelations. Nothing may have happened inside government but the people are now informed. We haven´t had a major election since Snowden blew the whistle. Give it time.

I would also add that the info about NSA spying on Americans was already out in the public domain but it was being ignored by most people. Snowden changed that.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/19/2014 9:29:03 AM     (No. 9697711)

Congratulations! To the majority of Ldotters on this issue.

It´s becoming harder, and harder for the (to borrow R. Limbaugh´s definition), The Wizards of Smarts, to fool you.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/19/2014 9:29:39 AM     (No. 9697714)

The NSA is hoist on its own petard, and deservingly so. Americans are far to cavalier with their liberties, and most have no idea they are being drained "for our own good." I imagine many, even among conservatives, support that trade of liberty for security. I also wonder whether American spies are helping some young Russian leaker to return the favor...you think?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zorba, 1/19/2014 10:41:22 AM     (No. 9697770)

I agree #3. I am dismayed to see that so many on this site are so willing to overlook the tremendous damage Snowden is doing by giving such sensitive information to the people who want to come here to kill us. It´s obvious to me that Snowden is a spy, and a traitor who would have willingly -- yea, eagerly -- spilled the secret of D-Day to the Nazis, had he been around in those days. I wonder how much money he has sold out for and which Swiss bank he keeps his account in.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/19/2014 10:47:46 AM     (No. 9697778)

Mike Rogers exemplifies Republican Dip-stickery in action.

Everyone from 5 year olds to 95 year olds has long understood governments spy on citizens ..

.. never mind .. this whole charade is too stupid to comment on.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/19/2014 10:50:10 AM     (No. 9697786)

#3 and #15 have it right. Snowden thought he´d be a hero, but he fled to enemy states to proclaim his heroism. If he´s sure he did the right thing, then come back here and face the courts. Otherwise, I stand with those who believe he didn´t have the best interest of his country in mind.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jackie, 1/19/2014 11:13:13 AM     (No. 9697814)

#17...The man who made the YouTube video was blamed for Benghazi...No one even knew of its existence...and he was thrown in prison for how long... What the hell do you think Obama and the beast would have done to Snowden! I don´t blame him. I read all about the harm he has done..Really? I want to see exactly how he harmed our military..not "just words" If the people in this country are so outraged about the security of this country,then lets figure out a way to stop the real enemy, Obama, Piglosi,Reid, and the cowardly elitist Repubs..I stand with Snowden.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/19/2014 11:29:18 AM     (No. 9697828)

The Obama presidency has shown the arrogance and incompetence of government. Incredibly, a newbie contractor is able to access all the nation´s secrets and fly to China, then Russia with them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chillijilli, 1/19/2014 11:33:24 AM     (No. 9697833)

There aren´t only 2 options when it comes to what Snowden is up to. Yes, he could be a traitor and yes, he could be a hero. But he could also be doing exactly what he´s been trained to do by our own government---assuming the role of international sitting duck harboring top secret metadata coveted by every civilized country in the world. Perhaps the NSA, CIA et al wonder what schemes some of our friends and enemies might use to try to hack into his encoded data. Hmmm.
Maybe Obama will conveniently "find a way" for Snowden to come in from the cold when we´ve learned whatever it is we were hoping to learn. Because of his extraordinary experiences in Russia, Snowdeni could be given super secret NSA consultant status--- which may very well be what he´s always been.
Anyone who has followed this story as it´s been reported *knows* that something is definitely amiss. Why suddenly believe everything the MSM or the Obama administration puts out there for us?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/19/2014 11:33:30 AM     (No. 9697834)

Why is everyone assuming this is a binary situation (hero or traitor)? There´s no question that he did something that was both illegal and extremely harmful to our military and our intelligence gathering. But if he was only a traitor, why didn´t he just keep quiet and keep passing secrets to the enemy? Why go public and put himself in immediate personal danger? Why even reveal the mass surveillance on American citizens? What´s the value of that to our enemies? Answer: there´s no value of that revelation to our enemies. He didn´t have to spill that...but he did.

Having said that, he´s also not just a hero. A genuine hero wouldn´t have revealed all the other information about assets used (now known to our enemies) and methods used. He could have limited his revelations. He could have chosen a different forum and different (neutral) haven.

So the overall assessment of Snowden isn´t a simple label, traitor or hero. But yes, the one aspect of his illegal actions...the revelation of the massive universal surveillance of ALL communications of the American public...is in itself heroic and hugely important to this country. I believe it will in fact change the course of our history...for the better...now that it is known.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/19/2014 11:35:19 AM     (No. 9697837)

#20, looks like we had a simul-mindmeld.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: joew9, 1/19/2014 1:11:29 PM     (No. 9697939)

Snowden revealing the US gov spying on US citizens could be considered heroic. But after he left for China he revealed how the US spied on our enemies. He crossed the line at that point to traitor. He should be executed.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/19/2014 1:36:51 PM     (No. 9697961)

A list of ´good behaviors´ does not weigh against a single crime.

All of the days during which one did not rob a bank mean nothing once one has robbed said bank.

Using the money for a very good purpose also counts for nothing.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fastphil, 1/19/2014 4:49:56 PM     (No. 9698077)

Stop the whining. If Snowden was a Russian he would be feted and exalted throughout the country and given asylum and a lifetime pension. The spying game is a double edged sword. Shame on us for letting a minor level employee having access to such sensitive information. Perhaps we have learned a vital lesson.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/19/2014 5:59:49 PM     (No. 9698111)

I am not an expert on intel but it seems to me the NSA should not even have information that´s incredibly harmful to the military. Isn´t military ops out of their jurisdiction? They are not a branch of the military. They are a seperate branch of the executive, aren´t they?
Even if I am wrong about that, something about this story stinks, and it´s not just Snowden.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/19/2014 6:53:29 PM     (No. 9698127)

Mike Roger´s may consider himself conservative but his attitude is pure Wuss. I want this surveillance of our private phone calls stopped and stopped yesterday. This incessant whining about national security may be at stake. I wish I was in charge of the NSA - I would fire some folks "el quicko". What kind of American is so impotent that they cannot develop technology that achieves their ends without spying on who we call??? Hey, they only have the best and brightest and all of our money.

Hey, you NSA Wusses. You should be ashamed that you are so incompetent that you cannot solve this problem without encroaching on our freedoms. You incompetent jerks disgust me!!!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 1/19/2014 7:04:25 PM     (No. 9698132)

Just spin to protect Comrade Urkel in the White House.

A real community organizer.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 1/19/2014 7:41:12 PM     (No. 9698155)

Just suppose one of King George´s clerks supporting the King´s army in the colonies knew that the King was secretly implementing treacherous actions against the colonists. Suppose he wrote a pamphlet revealing the existence and extent of the treachery. This, of course, would have been illegal at the time. He would have faced the death penalty at the hand of the King.

It is logical to suppose that he would have had to flee the colonies in order to keep his freedom - the Kin´s army, and all.

Suppose he fled to France and/or Germany and then revealed the King´s secret, treacherous actions against their governments.

Would we hail this man as hero or traitor in our US History books?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/19/2014 9:28:22 PM     (No. 9698205)

Of course, according to the leftists, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were innocent of any such collusion. s/o

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/19/2014 11:23:29 PM     (No. 9698297)

If they don´t know if the Russian secret intelligence services assisted Snowden in hacking highly classified government information from NSA computers, under the circumstances, it is only prudent that the US intelligence services assume that they did and go from there.

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LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
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It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

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