Skip to comments.Rogers: Russia may be behind Snowden leak
Posted on 01/19/2014 4:19:19 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says Edward Snowden likely received help stealing information from the National Security Agency and that help may have come from Russian intelligence officials.
In a pre-recorded interview for NBCs Meet the Press with David Gregory, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) questioned how the former NSA contractor arranged travel out of the United States before leaking the trove of secret documents and eventually making his way to Russia.
Let me just say this. I believe theres a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an FSB agent in Moscow, Rogers said. I dont think thats a coincidence.
Rogers said several factors of the saga raise questions, that some of the things Snowden did in attaining the information were beyond his technical capabilities, according to an early transcript from the show.
In August, Russia granted Snowden one years asylum after he spent five weeks in legal limbo in Moscows Sheremetyevo airport, a decision that has been an ongoing source of tension with the United States. The Obama administration has called for Snowdens extradition so he can stand trial. . .
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Hey Mikey ... you DO have an investigation going on about how zero travelled to Pakistan, or afforded all those colleges and housing and food, ... don't you ?
Mike Rodgers thinks he’s James Bond. He never met a government snooping program he didn’t like. He and Putin are soul mates.
Seemed very likely to me from the get-go.
Move it along, move it along, nothing to see there as per order of the RINO party..
Vladimir Putin praised Cold War-era scientists on Thursday for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets so that United States would not be the world's sole atomic power, in comments reflecting his vision of Russia as a counterweight to U.S. power.
Spies with suitcases full of data helped the Soviet Union build its atomic bomb, he told military commanders.
"You know, when the States already had nuclear weapons and the Soviet Union was only building them, we got a significant amount of information through Soviet foreign intelligence channels," Putin said, according to state-run Itar-Tass.
"The were carrying the information away not on microfilm but literally in suitcases. Suitcases!"
Putin's remarks referred to the dawn of the Cold War more than half a century ago, but they echoed a message he has made loud and clear more recently: that the United States needs to be restrained, and Russia is the country to do it.
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Appeasement: From ObamaCare to recess appointments, honoring the Constitution has not been an administration hallmark. But when it comes to betraying secrets to mollify the Russians, it becomes a document the president hides behind.
It was bad enough that the 2012 defense authorization bill signed by President Obama set America on a downward spiral of military mediocrity.
He also issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 linchpin of our missile defense might impinge on his constitutional foreign-policy authority.
Section 1227 of the defense law prohibits spending any funds that would be used to give Russian officials access to sensitive missile-defense technology as part of a cooperation agreement without first sending Congress a report identifying the specific secrets, how they'd be used and steps to protect the data from compromise.
The president is required to certify that any technology shared will not be passed on to third parties such as China, North Korea or Iran, that the Russians will not use transferred secrets to develop countermeasures and that the Russians are reciprocating in sharing missile-defense technology.
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An interesting theory, and definitely possible, if one is familiar with how the Russkies operate. They’ve made disinformation an artform.
"the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the [20th] century" -Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the collapse of the Soviet Union...
"World democratic opinion has yet to realize the alarming implications of President Vladimir Putin's State of the Union speech on April 25, 2005, in which he said that the collapse of the Soviet Union represented the 'greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.'
"'The Black Book of Communism,'; a scholarly accounting of communisms crimes, counts about 94 million murdered by the supposed champions of the common man (20 million for the Soviets alone), and some say that number is too low."
Forgetting the Evils of Communism: The amnesia bites a little deeper
By Jonah Goldberg, August 2008:
“An interesting theory, and definitely possible, if one is familiar with how the Russkies operate. Theyve made disinformation an artform.”
That sounds just like the USA king of lies.
I don’t believe this, but were it true it’d mean the Russians are better Americans than the rotten to the core leadership of the USA.
he people now talking are those who somehow have still not asked even ONE time, “Barry what did you do after 5 pm the night of Bengazi...?”
The question is short and simple and I can’t trust a leadership that doesn’t ask it — I don’t care if some of them have an “R” after their names.
It’s disgusting how phonies like Rogers can investigate & attack Snowdon while ignoring the communist coup to overthrow our Constitution.
Check out books like New Lies for Old, by Anatoliy Golitsyn, or I Led 3 Lives, Citizen, Communist, Counterspy, by Herbert Philbrick.
You’ll be seeing commies behind every bush... and that’s because they really are there.
The Russkies are still our mortal enemy, folks, and they make our baddies look like pikers in comparison when it comes to deceit and cunning plots.
"In an interview to be aired Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Rogers said that rather Snowden being a crusader for Americans privacy, the vast majority of what Snowden stole had nothing to do with privacy. Our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines have been incredibly harmed by the data that he has taken with him and we believe now is in the hands of nation states."
"Rogers added that he believes there's a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an FSB (Russian security service) agent in Moscow. I don't think that's a coincidence .I don't think it was a gee-whiz luck event that he ended up in Moscow under the handling of the FSB."
Most people today it seems are so freaking dumb that it takes very little to win them over. The Russians play 3D chess. Most of us, sadly, suck at simple checkers.
How have they been harmed? Please show us.
Exposing unconstitutional wiretapping and email hacking is horrible for Americans how?
I’d rather live in a riskier country than give up our fundamental rights. You?
Snowden exposed the NSA’s communist police state - the #1 threat to our Constitutional freedom.
The FISA, PA, PA II and Star Chamber proceedings caused this.
You wanna plow the field of Woodward & Bernstein again?
You plicks have excersised no oversight what so ever, demonstrating in broad strokes and vivid colors your apathy.