Hastings was much more dangerous than Fast Eddie.
All the information that Fast Eddie has is most likely operational information about how we spy.
Hastings was dangerous because he was looking into botched shipments of American arms out of Benghazi that most likely ended up in the hands of Syrian rebels who were not from Syria.
This is highly embarrassing stuff for our first African American POTUS and our soon to be first female POTUS.
Part of the cover-up was bloodlessly taking down the Director of the CIA the old-fashioned way with a sex scandal.
If Snowden knew the secrets that Hastings was attempting to find but most likely had not gotten his hands on, he would have been a dead body discovered in a Hong Kong hotel room with a suicide note.
He was ?
I fear you are right, metafugitive. We live in dangerous times.