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State Department warns other countries -- what it calls grave consequences if they help the accused NSA leaker.
President Obama seems to be sending a different message saying the US won't go to any extraordinary measures to bring Snowden back home.
Let's bring in Monica Crowley -- Fox News contributor let's talk about this disconnect the president.
Calls -- a 29 year old hacker and suggests that you know dealing with -- is sort of beneath.
Move the dignity of the presidency of the United States and -- the State Department and others are saying that this guy is is the worst things since I.
And all urging -- -- there does seem to be some serious mixing -- here because we're dealing with such a grave problem for the country right now you really can't have the commander in chief saying one thing and -- secretary of state saying something else.
John Kerry has been on the record at least toward the beginning of this week Jon calling the -- grave threat to our national security.
He started dialing that back on Tuesday Agassi got word from the White House saying look we're gonna tried to.
Dissident -- dismissed known as some mere irritant to our national security into our foreign relations right now especially with China and Russia and some others.
We don't -- elevate him either to a -- to enemy of the state or to some sort of pure -- is speaking truth to power so let's try to minimize him the problem is that there's already been enough time and and distance here between.
What -- has said publicly.
And is Jenna was -- Catherine Herridge we don't know how many other secrets he is set to reveal.
But it's tough now to try to dial this back and downplay it already have is a story of the enormous magnitude -- there's.
Kind of been a bit of back and forth between the president of this country in the presidents of Ecuador.
A tiny and mostly impoverished south American nation let's play for you what President Obama had to say.
I'm not gonna have.
One case of a suspect.
Who were trying to -- extradited.
Elevated to the point where I've got to start doing Wheeling and dealing and trading.
On a whole host of other issues.
-- simply to get a guy.
So that he can face.
The justice system here in the United States.
Well the president suggests that you know home.
I don't know rewarding Ecuador or penalizing Ecuador would not be appropriate rewarding them if they were to give him up.
It's interesting because the president there -- saying look I'm not gonna get personally involved in this it shouldn't rise to the presidential level but then he just spends all of this time commenting on -- And saying I'm not gonna scramble jets for 29 year old hacker which was a -- flippant comment.
By the way in view of Ben -- when -- the White House and the Pentagon when scramble jets for Americans in harm's way.
I mean a whole context is is pretty outrageous.
But look there's an argument to be made that it shouldn't rise to the presidential level however when you have the president of Russia.
And the president of China not commenting on this case I'm really sticking their noses.
That the United States -- the thumb in the -- of of the commander in chief and the united -- by not turning the sky over even when they have a total access over him.
When he was in there and -- That goes right to the credibility of the US commander in chief and it goes right to the credibility of the United States of America.
That's where we are right now whether the president personally wants to get involved or not John.
Is doing enormous damage to us.
And we're gonna drive it up but it it also occurred -- Snowden says that he has a list of every CIA operative working in the world now if you were to release that that would do.
Tremendous stamina as an international knows what he had -- knows what what are accurate or not telling or not the problem is.
That means you know he has had access to a lot of disinformation.
And infected does rise to a presidential level Monica Crowley always -- -- get your perspective thanks thanks to you.
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