Skip to comments.Obama: ‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’
Posted on 08/09/2013 8:47:29 PM PDT by cunning_fish
President Obama said Friday that he believes Edward Snowden the whistleblower who revealed that the National Security Agency was collecting metadata and phone records of every American was not a patriot for his leaking of classified documents.
Obama, speaking at his first news conference since April, was responding to a question from NBCs Chuck Todd about Snowden. No, I dont think Mr. Snowden was a patriot, Obama said before reiterating that as a senator he called for a review of the Patriot Act.
If in fact he believes that what he did was right, then, like every American citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer and make his case, Obama said. If the concern was that this was the only way to get this information out to the public, I signed an executive order well before Mr. Snowden leaked this information that provided whistleblower protection to the intelligence community for the first time. Obama did not mention that his administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other administration in history.
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I dont think Mr. Snowden was a patriot until he proved it by exposing me.
Well, I guess Snowden and Obama have something in common then...
Wouldn’t know one if he saw one.
Why’s Barry referring to Snowden in the past tense? He’s still alive, isn’t he?
Maybe he’s a Russian patriot.
Snowden is a crazy young man who revealed the truth about the massive and intrusive spying on everyone in violation of the Fourth Amendment that the government has been hiding from the people.
He broke laws to do it.
Snowden is a lawbreaker if you wish, but I won’t call him a traitor.
Barack Obama with his Marxist-Leninist philosophy and radical associates is a more reputable candidate for the title of “traitor”.
Guess what buttwipe...more and more people don't give a crap what you think about anything!!!
Thanks. I don’t give a shit what Obama thinks. He is a GD moron that has a moonbat base from hell.
I don’t think Mr. Obama is a patriot.
I think Barry is looking really bad these days.
If Bush were President he would be Man of the Year.
Pray for America to Wake Up
More of a patriot than our effing foreign born ineligible white house poser is.
Mr. Snowden doesn’t think President Bo Jangles is a patriot either.
Then Zip treats the Ft. Hood shooter as a patriot, including a private jail wing and helicopter.
I don’t think Benghazi Barry is a president.
I’m not convinced that Snowden did just transfer a whole lot of US intel to the Russians. In front of our faces.
With Obama’s blessing and assistance.
That's ok we KNOW you are not a patriot.
I really hope what Snowden removed without permission were files on this Pinocchio in chief.
Translation: He’s a patriot.
Whys Barry referring to Snowden in the past tense? Hes still alive, isnt he?
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
If the concern was that this was the only way to get this information out to the public, I signed an executive order well before Mr. Snowden leaked this information that provided whistleblower protection to the intelligence community for the first time. Obama did not mention that his administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other administration in history.
I had to laugh my ass off when Obama told this whopper of a lie!!!!
He wont demonize Snowden because he is is less popular than him(Snowden) is and he needs the kids votes , in 2014 midterms.
If in fact he believes that what he did was right, then, like every American citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer and make his case,
What an unmentionably cynical bastard Obama is.
If Snowden walked in the door, he would be instantly arrested and vanished into the Marine brig at Quantico. He would be held incommunicado in conditions bordering on torture (solitary for years + “suicide watch” conditions) for a few years until his trial in a secret court.
His attorney would be denied the ability to use what Snowden found in the files because it is secret. This makes it impossible to explain why he took what he did.
There would be no trial as to whether or not Snowden exposed illegal activity. It would be an A+B=C prosecution. Was the material classified + did he take it = Guilty.
There would be absolutely no chance of his prevailing in court and everyone knows it.
Shame on our revolutionary socialist pResident.
I[’m sure Mr Snowden doesn’t think the Keynan is a patriot either
“Whys Barry referring to Snowden in the past tense? Hes still alive, isnt he?”
Barry better be very careful in his comments on Snowden. Putin has already jabbed a finger in his eye and shown him to be a pussy. Anything he says now will blow up in his face and prove Putin right. This country needs a man in charge
The President has done a lot more damage to this country than Snowden ever will.
Using Obama’s 2008 campaign rhetoric, Obama is unpatriotic.
And according to the Constitution Obama committed treason by violating the 4th Amendmentment and the Patriot act.
Does a patriot put his hands on his privates when the National Anthem is playing?
Compared to Obama, Aldrich Ames was a patriot.
No expert here but imo Snowden is more of patriot than Odumbo.
Yeh Barry he will be rushing back here to get put in prison for 30 years. Not.
I know hussein isn’t a patriot.
Then that settles it, Snowden was a patriot after all!
I agree. He broke the law and should go to jail for a week or two.
Is Obama more of a patriot than Snowden?
That’s a rhetorical question.
Is Obama more of a traitor than Benedict Arnold?
I’m leaning towards a yes.
... proclaims the serial Constitution traitor.
Mega-mega-mega hurl alert.
Preach it !!!!
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