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Where is -- today the White House things that NSA Laker Ed snowed and is in Moscow and believed to have on him.
Highly classified information that could be damaging to America's intelligence operations.
John Bolton former US ambassador to UN Fox News contributor -- a lot of thoughts on this this or good morning view it.
But listen I've got a ton of questions here you think he house.
A strong possibility of having highly classified information with them other than what's been reported already -- Yeah I think the intelligence community is very worried about both the quantity and the quality of the information he has on the four NSA laptop computers.
That he reason that he's reportedly has documents he he may have and obviously what's in his head I think there's every reason to think.
In a worst case scenario the Chinese have already downloaded what's on those laptops and interviewed Snowden.
I'm sure the Russians are trying to do the same right now that I think -- the first time we've had a chance to talk to you since this story broke out just really curious to pick your mind a lot of the stuff but.
One of the concerns you have -- -- -- may have thought about this for very long time and if he did.
Did he elicit help.
Right what he has already said to the south China morning post that he took the job at Booz Allen specifically to get access to intelligence that he could carry away.
And although he has tried to pose as a lone wolf you have to wonder whether he had assistance or.
And help while he was in the United States we know since he's been in Hong Kong he's had help including financial assistance.
From WikiLeaks and the real question is that he had help the united before he had before he departed -- how long -- worker there was -- a year and a half to have that right.
Well for two years or more in a variety of intelligence related jobs and I think that's where he may have picked up -- -- -- other people who were dissatisfied.
-- for whatever reason were prepared to assist him in an effort to week our secrets out money -- what he's got I think is well beyond any thing.
That that it and that potentially infringes on the privacy of American citizens these -- intelligence.
Gathering sources and methods hard intelligence itself says that -- deal with privacy privacy issues these are secrets that.
If revealed to adversaries could greatly impair our country take that a step further -- If Beijing had that information of Moscow have that information how would they use it.
Well 22 things number one if it's the actual intelligence they would know what we know about them and they would take steps to to try and mitigate the harmful effects of what we've gathered on them.
But perhaps even more important the -- they know about our intelligence methods sources perhaps intelligence gathering techniques.
The easier for it is for them to counter those techniques to avoid.
Communications that we can pick up to enhance their communications security all of which means we gather a lot less intelligence in the future and that is very -- In a moment I gonna get to have -- questioned just human from -- before regulator the Chinese said that our our papers were not in order so we got on a plane and flew to Moscow.
And the Russians are saying they can take custody this guy because the airports off limits.
What's going all baloney it's all baloney the -- of baloney look this is an executive decision whether to detain somebody.
In China if the word come from Beijing -- would have been in jail in a heartbeat in Russia he was subject to their jurisdiction.
The second his plane passed -- Russian air space they could have pulled him off the plane.
When they opened the cabin door that is that -- -- the Russians know and they send them back still that I don't mean coat may given back to Washington.
Well after they get what they want out -- you know they they could make a deal -- thing you spill your guts to us and we won't send you to America and then here's a shocker the Russians make a deal and then violated so some zones that are very difficult place all right to our viewer question this via Twitter be YA because your last.
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-- what he -- should be done to get snowed in.
Back what would you do.
Well I think you have to -- up the diplomatic pressure of this leak is as bad as our intelligence community thinks it is the president himself should be on the phone to Vladimir -- secretary Kerry.
Should be on the phone to his counterpart all the way up and down the line and they ought to know.
That consequences could follow and I think it would help in Moscow to show that consequences follow for China I'd pull our ambassador back from Beijing.
I and restrictions on Taiwanese government officials travel in the US I do a variety of things get a -- of China were not happy and implied the Russians the same is gonna happen to you know what you think this is bad it's it's worse than a lot of people things so.
ambassador thank you for your time John -- Washington.
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