June 10th, 2013
10:19 PM ET

What were NSA leaker's motivations?

What were Edward Snowden's true motivations for giving journalists the details of a highly classified U.S. surveillance program?

Snowden told British newspaper the Guardian he did it because he believes "the government has granted itself power it is not entitled to."

White House defends surveillance as world digests leaker's motives

But not everyone thinks Snowden's actions were in the best interest of this country. Congressman Peter King called Snowden a defector and said what he did was dangerous.

So do Snowden's motivations add up?

Ewen MacAskill, one of the journalists who broke this story and met with Snowden face to face in Hong Kong, came OutFront.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Seems like kind of a double standard, when we watch movies like Zero Dark 30 & cheer the intel officers in all their waterboarding, wiretapping glory, but then condemn them in real life when we find out that stuff really happens in defense of the country.

    June 11, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Reply

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