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Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2014

Mike Rogers, Dianne Feinstein suggest Snowden connection with Russia

On Sunday’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, the lead congressional intelligence officials, Republican and Democratic, both alluded to a link between NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the Russian government in a conversation concerning President Obama’s National Security Agency speech last week.

Dianne Feinstein donkeyhoteyMike Rogers, Republican congressman and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee went on two Sunday talk shows (also Face the Nation) and said, “Let me just say this, I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an FSB agent in Moscow. I don’t think that’s a coincidence…I think there are some interesting questions we have to answer that certainly would lend one to believe that the Russians had at least in some part something to do with Snowden’s theft of NSA files.”

His partner in the Senate, California Democrat Dianne Feinstein essentially concurred saying,  Snowden “may well have had help” from Russia.

Meanwhile, on ABCs This Week, another House Republican reiterated the suggestion on national TV. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said, “I personally believe that he [Snowden] was cultivated by a foreign power to do what he did. I don’t think …Mr. Snowden woke up one day and had the wherewithal to do this all by himself…I believe he was cultivated.”

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