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Eric Holder Now Describes Snowden’s Data Dump as a “Public Service”

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has changed his tune on Edward Snowden's data dump three years ago. The post Eric Holder Now Describes Snowden’s Data Dump as a “Public Service” was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

White House Disputes Assessment of Snowden’s 'Public Service'

US President Barack Obama would not agree with the United States’ former attorney general Eric Holder who suggested that Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in leaking classified intelligence revealing global surveillance, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday.

Former AG Holder Says Edward Snowden's Leak Was A 'Public Service'

2 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Eric Holder, who was attorney general at the time of the leak, said what Snowden did was illegal but his leak brought up important conversations.

Trump, New York attorney general spar again over Trump U.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday applauded a judge's decision last week to release more documents pertaining to a laws...        

White House: Obama Doesn’t Share Holder’s View of Snowden

Days after an interview where former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared to praise former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden for sparking a debate on government surveillance and privacy, the White House said that President Barack Obama did not share his assessment that the disclosures were a "public service."

If, As Eric Holder Now Admits, Snowden Did 'A Public Service,' Why Does He Still Want Him In Jail?

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, over the weekend, former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared on a podcast with his former administration colleague, David Axelrod, for a podcast. The ~1 hour discussion is pretty wide-ranging, but right towards...Show More Summary

Snowden Leaks Illegal but Were ‘a Public Service,’ Eric Holder Says

The former attorney general credited Edward J. Snowden with raising the debate on national security, though he called his actions “inappropriate and illegal.”

Former Attorney General says Edward Snowden performed a public service

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Though he "harmed American interests," says Eric Holder, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks "were also a public service." (more…)

Holder Praises Edward Snowden: He Performed a 'Public Service'

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday said Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who stole up to 1.7 million classified documents and...

Eric Holder Says Edward Snowden Performed a ‘Public Service’ but Still Should Be Punished

13 hours agoNews : Truthdig

  Screenshot / YouTube Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder now admits that whistleblower Edward Snowden performed a “public service” for starting the debate over government surveillance, yet Holder reiterated that Snowden should face punishment. Show More Summary

Dear Mr. Holder: Why Ed Snowden can’t get a Fair Trial in your National Security State

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Former US Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview that what NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden did was illegal but added “”We…

Eric Holder: Edward Snowden performed a 'public service' - CNET

The former US Attorney General who wanted to send whistleblower Edward Snowden to prison has amended his view.

Holder: Snowden did "public service," but should still stand trial

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast Edward Snowden should have to face consequences for his actions, including prison time

Memorial Day Observed, White House Locked Down, Eric Holder Slightly Praises Snowden: P.M. Links

yesterdayNews : Reason

It's Memorial Day, and remembrance events are happening across the country as U.S. troops continue serving in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Former Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by...Show More Summary

Eric Holder Admits Edward Snowden’s Leaks Were a ‘Public Service’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder is having a change of heart when it comes to Edward Snowden. Back in 2013, Holder told USA Today that Snowden's intelligence leaks led to a "healthy conversation" about the nation's intelligence-gathering activities but held that there was absolutely "no basis" for letting him off the ... More »

Holder: Snowden did ‘service,’ but should still be punished

WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward Snowden performed a “public service” in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday. As a National Security Agency contractor, Snowden leaked classified details in 2013 […]

Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed a ‘Public Service’

But Snowden still must be punished for leaking documents, the former Attorney General said

Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed a Public Service (But Must Be Punished)

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appears comfortable speaking a bit more freely now that he’s no longer part of the Obama administration and said that as far as he’s concerned what NSA leaker Edward Snowden did was a “publicShow More Summary

Eric Holder Makes A Small Crack In The Wall Of Official Hostility Towards Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden speaks via video conference an audience at Johns Hopkins University in February(AP Photo/Juliet Linderman, File) Former Attorney General Eric Holder has made an extraordinary concession: that Edward Snowden did us all a favor by leaking classified surveillance documents. "We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden [...]

Holder says Snowden performed 'public service'

Chicago (CNN) Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by triggering a debate over surveillance techniques, but still must pay a penalty for illegally leaking a trove of classified intelligence documents. Show More Summary

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