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-- looking at bats -- -- -- the five Interfax news agency is reporting that NSA -- and Snowden.
He's asked for political asylum in Russia this has but -- tennis -- will have to stop leaking US secrets if you want to stay in Russia.
And he has no intention of sending him back to the US former president George W.
Bush asked about this in Africa today he says he does not like what's -- and did.
And I damaged the country and so the Obama administration will do -- -- Meanwhile on Tanzania earlier today President Obama had this message for the Russians.
We are hopeful that.
The Russian government makes decisions based on.
Regarding international travel and the normal interactions -- law enforcement have.
I'm sure former president was thrilled to take a question about snowed in -- he's an Africa trying to promote.
Activities -- -- President Obama but he's got those responsibilities it was just released -- just now on Reuters that Ed -- has actually broken his silence.
And it in a letter.
To Ecuador that is seen by Reuters he is saying that the United States is illegal illegally persecuting him for revealing as a lot sonic surveillance program prism.
And he thanked Ecuador for helping him get to Russia and for examining has asylum requests that's -- Little bit of a clue and to this puzzle other anybody you as the president diplomat -- -- -- I mean serious.
It was about.
Couldn't do you think that he's put himself into a little bit of a box because.
He said he at first -- was big concern was a hero.
It is -- it -- next item and it says he wasn't in -- -- -- you can stay but only if you don't continue to hurt the United States it's basically undermines his first argument.
Well I think what he's saying is already got all the information I don't know what else to get it number one but -- either so this should happen over the weekend Kara that that some of the sent -- information is snowed leaked.
Indicated that the NSA was spied on our allies.
Not least of which is France Spain Greece and the united European Union.
This is right in the midst of the United States Europe trying to do a trade agreement which will -- form the biggest trade.
Free zone in the world so it seems to me that it.
I've still was -- not what he did but I think it's sad for him to come back face the music and -- -- second had to say to -- -- teller but what they're doing.
We got -- CIA director Michael Hayden -- -- and they -- and he's had this to say about.
The point on this -- Number one the United States does conduct espionage.
Number two our Fourth Amendment which protects americans' privacy.
Is not an international treaty.
And number three.
Any European what -- -- rend their garments with regard to international espionage should look first and find out what their own governments are doing.
And I think about the fake outrage from somebody like the French.
How out outrage they are that there might -- -- you know there there a couple of things going on here wind because -- is an American.
Prudent calls -- -- dissident.
If -- Snowden was a Russian he would called desert for his stupid Bengal tiger to this a complete hypocrisy the -- prudent handles people in his country.
As for the French and the Germans expressing phony outrage.
Pitcher who -- a ball in sports.
The other team expressed dismay about it.
But they'll do it to you everybody understands that spying exists and without spies what did you the United States do the Fourth Amendment.
Protects Bob Beckel it doesn't protect Boris Becker.
It's not a it's -- not as he said he treaty.
And by the way we should -- it so that.
We spy on you.
So we can make your own foreign policy better now that we're better.
-- -- to kick people are trying to do business in these countries American.
And if you've got a situation and -- corporation have -- business in Russia or in Ecuador.
You rethinking things and I don't think so I think gut patent made a very good point saying -- look they're doing it too.
We're doing it.
The whole issue is in.
Look but -- -- the -- makes a point that what.
Snow and did his problem not treasonous because everyone knows -- they're doing itself.
-- -- that the whole issue isn't whether we're spying on our allies the whole issue is whether the NSA.
Is spying on innocent Americans without probable cause and -- -- the difference why are we operating outside the the the rule of law with out accountability.
Any sort of transparency and certainly without any sort of a report the American people on the effect in this -- the cost of.
But it just getting -- -- an institution but I look at that so that's that that is one of the issues I don't Robinson main issue that it's noted now.
Has decided that he's just going to try to throw everything against the wall the hurt the United States to see that if he could save his own skin.
-- -- -- I mean listen he's going to be back here one way or another whether he likes it or not because this little charade of him running around like some kind international James Bond is gonna come to swift -- You're not having any kind of friends with the Russians and Chinese that in a second right out of -- -- get what they want and they're going to find a reason to expel him he's.
At any needle on our hands out that they had done it once made a -- on what information haven't asked -- so -- only solace is that the NSA spying on Americans unconstitutional.
And that was fine on our allies and -- -- that I'd bet -- he -- -- -- our that in an ambassador business part of -- -- -- from the US and run around with this whole game and then you're gonna save the best information didn't cut deals with -- time and find people they don't know how -- not crucify you for us what you think he may well -- it's I don't I don't know -- I don't think you can also on the act as -- on the -- two sizes including.
I don't think Gaza that you -- on the hero without actually knowing what he's talking about and then say that it was unconstitutional because that.
We don't know either we don't know I've got to -- I do know is that it is making arrangements right EC did the conditions for him to surrender himself because his father knows his father's Smart man is saying listen my penny to come back here.
And be held accountable if what he has is something that.
Unconstitutional that he's done then let you know the court's.
Figure it out at the right and -- -- -- historic with our.
-- you know what else is father knows that many government and flat by business and that is if this kid does give back to two years going to be able -- is said by somebody.
I told you that before it got to go to joining us -- yeah.
All you have to do is look at the people who are surrounding themselves around -- and they don't care about the Verizon peace.
About the phone records that's out there -- -- they are overjoyed that they are helping to destroy our foreign intelligence capabilities.
Why should we be there are celebrating the downfall of our -- Intel because we believe and perhaps wrongly.
Wrongly that it was unconstitutional with a -- with that -- in peace if there is fallibility involved that's another story but the -- easy to separate -- -- how is that wrong note don't would have cities are two separate pieces of the Verizon -- part in the prison part.
Nobody he's proven that there is that any any invasion into the phone records other than the phone records -- -- -- the anonymity of the numbers if you find that out that's a different story.
Why not bring this before congress and say look I work for the NSA this is what they're doing and I believe it couldn't eat diet congressman -- -- law.
Said he's in my blog I don't I don't like it here a lot more import your life and happiness and -- -- I.
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