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TREASON!: Lawmaker Clamor For NSA Whistle-Blower Prosecution

June 14, 2013 by  

TREASON!: Lawmaker Clamor For NSA Whistle-Blower Prosecution

If Edward Snowden had blown the whistle on unConstitutional spy orders from the Administration of George W. Bush, would Congressional response sound different?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she is working on a fact sheet to illustrate why the Barack Obama Administration’s abrogation of Americans’ Constitutional rights is nobler than the Bush-era abrogation of Americans’ Constitutional rights.

Pelosi, who is advocating for the government prosecution of National Security Agency leaker Snowden, said she believes that the current President has operated within the rule of law by seeking an order from a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to spy on Americans, whereas President George W. Bush acted unilaterally.

Of the leak that revealed the spy tactics, Pelosi said Snowden provided information to the media in direct violation of Patriot Act and FISA rules. She is joined in bipartisan support for prosecuting Snowden by a growing number of Congressional Democrats and old guard Republicans.

“On the strength of leaking that [information], yes, that would be a prosecutable offense, and I think that he should be prosecuted,” Pelosi said.

Fellow California Senate Democrat Dianne Feinstein said that Snowden is guilty of treason.

“I don’t look at this as being a whistle-blower,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calf.) said. “I think it’s an act of treason.”

The two lawmakers are in agreement with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who tweeted Monday: “I hope we follow Mr. Snowden to the ends of the earth to bring him to justice.”

While the aforementioned lawmakers have taken a hard stance against Snowden, the results of a recent Reuters-Ipsos poll indicate that the American populace has yet to decide whether the leaker is a patriot or a traitor. A higher number of respondents (31 percent) did, however, describe the whistle-blower as a patriot. Twenty-three percent said Snowden was a traitor and 46 percent said they didn’t know.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • jeff

    The nsa was formed in 1962 to think they haven’t been listening to our phone calls all that time is naive at best! They even made a movie about big brother listening to our calls back in the 70s so snowden is just a concern person .

  • jeff

    And in 84 a friend told me that the government was listening on the phones but I didn’t think that but just to prove him wrong I went to a payphone and picked it up and started saying all the buzz words and I heard clicking sounds then a lady came on the phone saying the police are on the way they want to talk to you stay where you are, I hung up and walked away , so they have been listening for a long time.

  • Zeropoint123

    What a joke!!! Treason really? Lets talk treason… Nancy Pelosi guilty!!! Diane Feinstein guilty!!! Hillary Clinton guilty!!! Obama guilty!!! The list is long!!!! The whole WH guilty!!! The democrats the GOP guilty!!!

  • Zeropoint123

    Oh and let’s not forget obamas girlfriend Susan guilty!!!

  • Nomad

    So, what did this guy do that is so wrong? The gov has been advertising to whistle blow on your neighbors for years if you feel they are up to no good. Especially since Bush and Obama. Our Gov is ammune to the same tactics? That is a problem.

  • Nomad

    Example: Boxer and Feinstein are trying to take our guns away. Yet, both have CC licences and carry hand guns. Feel safe now?

  • Fay Guht

    Its interesting. This Kenyan, muslim, collectivist, is simply extending the mechanisms Bush put into place after 9/11. He actually and openly fascisized america. An interesting aside: when the little cheerleading moron was speaking in front of his newly created Bush Liberry, he began to tear up just a little as he spoke of american freedom. My hope is that he carries those tears with him into hell, where he can join every other tyrant rotting for eternity. I hope, Bushy boy, you enjoy your 70 + or – years of success now. Because when its over…….hoooooohahhhhb!

  • Zeropoint123

    All this treason garbage on snowden is so ridiculous , I believe it was Maxine Waters who spilled the beans way before snowden came on the scene… Was anybody in the democrats party listening ? Lets hang her for treason ! Oh but wait she’s protected by the dems and it would be politically unjust since she’s black, shame on us reps and conservatives for even thinking she has a big mouth!

  • Ted

    Why is it then that those calling what he did treason are the same people I think should be brought up before a military tribunal, convicted and put against a wall outside? Reporting to the People that an enemy is illegally spying on them isn’t treason.

    The laws used to violate our rights do not mitigate the standing laws forbidding them. It merely provides a temporary excuse. The crimes committed by this government will be punished eventually, and the criminals responsible will be held to account for their crimes against us. Their intentional antagonism and terrorism against the People of the United States must come to an end. Either that or they will have to move us to the dictatorship they are seeking. I’m hopeful that those inside our agencies and the military that are not okay with this assault against the constitution will be able to enforce the constitution with as little harm to our country or the People as possible. I also hope no mercy be granted to the betrayers in our executive, legislative and judicial branches. That no mercy be granted those in our enforcement agencies who failed in their oath made to us to uphold and protect the constitution.

  • Tommy cunningham

    I believe it is called tyranny when the goverment violates the 4th admendment and a citizen informs the populace about it and then the goverment wants to pu him jail for treason when all he merely did was inform of the crime committed by the goverment against the people in violation of the Constitution !might as well send out the Gestapo to quite the dissenters of tyranny!!!

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