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!
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.
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.
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."
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
The former attorney general credited Edward J. Snowden with raising the debate on national security, though he called his actions “inappropriate and illegal.”
Though he "harmed American interests," says Eric Holder, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks "were also a public service." (more…)
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...
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
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…
The former US Attorney General who wanted to send whistleblower Edward Snowden to prison has amended his view.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast Edward Snowden should have to face consequences for his actions, including prison time
Back in early 2014, then-Attorney General Eric Holder said of Edward Snowden, "He broke the law. He caused harm to our national security and I think that he has to be held accountable for his actions." Well, now Holder's making some news for adding some praise into the mix.
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
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 »
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 […]
But Snowden still must be punished for leaking documents, the former Attorney General said
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
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 [...]
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