June 10, 2013
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Sunday called for the prosecution of Edward Snowden, the admitted leaker of top secret documents detailing the National Security Agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs.
“If Edward Snowden did in fact leak the NSA data as he claims, the United States government must prosecute him to the fullest extent of the law and begin extradition proceedings at the earliest date,” King said in a statement.
The chairman of the Homeland Security subcommittee on Counterintelligence and Terrorism also called on other countries to deny Snowden asylum.
“The United States must make it clear that no country should be granting this individual asylum.”
“This is a matter of extraordinary consequence to American intelligence,” King added.
This article was posted: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 7:44 am