Donald Trump on Edward Snowden in 2013: Kill the ‘Traitor’


Donald Trump on Edward Snowden: Kill the ‘traitor’:

Edward Snowden, the man at the heart of the NSA information leaks, is nothing but a “traitor” — and America ought to recreate history in dealing with him, real estate mogul Donald Trump said on a “Fox & Friends” interview.

In other words, execute him, Mr. Trump implied.

“I think Snowden is a terrible threat, I think he’s a terrible traitor, and you know what we used to do in the good old days when we were a strong country — you know what we used to do to traitors, right?” Trump said, Politico reported.

“Well, you killed them, Donald,” said fill-in host, Eric Bolling.

Mr. Trump’s response: Well, he is damaging America.

“This guy is really doing damage to this country, and he’s also making us look like dopes,” he said, Politico reported. “We can’t allow this guy to go out there and give out all our secrets and also embarrass us at every level. We should get him back and get him back now.”

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Putin is unlikely to turn over Snowden to US: Analyst

Putin is unlikely to turn over Snowden to US: Analyst

H/t reader squodgy:

“A Red Herring? Or a chess play to scare Snowden and force him into vulnerability? Maybe, maybe not….we shall see.”

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Russian Government Considers Offering Snowden As “Gift” To President Trump, NBC Reports

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Russian Government Considers Offering Snowden As “Gift” To President Trump, NBC Reports:

Echoing a now eerily prophetic comment by Edward Snowden in December that “there could be some kind of deal – give this guy to me as a present,” NBC News reports, citing US intelligence official sources, that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump – who has called the NSA leaker a “spy” and a “traitor” who deserves to be executed.

In an interview streamed on Twitter in December, Snowden said being forced to return to the U.S. would be a human-rights violation but would also put to rest to accusations that he is a Russian spy.

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Edward Snowden Trashed In Totally Absurd Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

Superhero Snowden Trashed In Absurd WSJ Op-Ed:

Edward Jay Epstein has an op-ed in the Wall Street journal promoting his new book “How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft”.

Epstein discusses the Fable of Edward Snowden

At the forefront of Epstein’s claims is the fact that Snowden lied. “As he seeks a pardon, the NSA thief has told multiple lies about what he stole and his dealings with Russian intelligence,” says Epstein.

Of all the lies that Edward Snowden has told since his massive theft of secrets from the National Security Agency and his journey to Russia via Hong Kong in 2013, none is more provocative than the claim that he never intended to engage in espionage, and was only a “whistleblower” seeking to expose the overreach of NSA’s information gathering. With the clock ticking on Mr. Snowden’s chance of a pardon, now is a good time to review what we have learned about his real mission.

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Snowden: Leak Of NSA Hacking Tools Are Russia’s ‘Warning’ To The US Government

Snowden: Leak Of NSA Hacking Tools Are Russia’s ‘Warning’ To The US Government:

In a recent string of tweets, the whistleblower warned that recently leaked NSA hacking tools ‘could have significant foreign policy consequences. Particularly if any of those operations targeted US allies.’

AUSTIN, Texas — According to whistleblower Edward Snowden, a recent leak of secret NSA hacking tools reflects an escalation in tensions between Russia and the United States. For others, though, it highlights concerns about what, if any, privacy is afforded to the general public.

The NSA whistleblower lit up Twitter on Tuesday with suggestions of “Russian responsibility” in the recent release of the NSA tools, noting that it could be a response to accusations by the Hillary Clinton campaign that Russian hackers leaked internal Democratic National Convention emails.

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‘You’re welcome’: Snowden casts light on NSA hack – Edward Snowden Explains The Historic NSA Hack: “This Escalation Could Get Messy Fast”

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‘You’re welcome’: Snowden casts light on NSA hack:

The files released by a hacker group that claims to have breached the NSA are authentic, whistleblower Edward Snowden has said, explaining the documents’ importance and potential impact on the US elections and relations with allies around the world.

Over the weekend, a mysterious group called Shadow Brokers posted “samples” of files purloined from the Equation Group – widely believed to be a front for the National Security Agency – and said it would sell the rest in exchange for bitcoin. The NSA has yet to comment on the authenticity of the files.

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Oliver Stone links Pokémon Go to totalitarianism during privacy debate

Oliver Stone links Pokémon Go to totalitarianism during privacy debate:

Film director says ‘invasion’ of privacy in gaming app is part of the wider practice of ‘surveillance capitalism’

Film director Oliver Stone has branded the popular gaming app Pokémon Go a “new level of invasion” of privacy that could lead to “totalitarianism”.

The American reportedly voiced concerns over the game as he promoted his new movie about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden at Comic-Con International.

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Jill Stein Just Promised to Pardon Snowden and Appoint Him to Her Cabinet If Elected

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Jill Stein Just Promised to Pardon Snowden and Appoint Him to Her Cabinet If Elected:

United States — Presumptive Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein promises to grant NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden—whom many describe as a true American hero—not just a full pardon, but a promotion to the upper echelons of government should she win the White House.

“[Snowden] has done an incredible service to our country at great cost to himself for having to live away from his family, his friends, his job, his network, to basically live as an expatriate,” Stein asserted during a town hall live-streamed to supporters on her Facebook page, US Uncut reported.

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Despite White House Denials, FOIA Documents Prove Snowden Did Try To Voice Concerns With The NSA

Despite White House Denials, FOIA Documents Prove Snowden Did Try To Voice Concerns With The NSA:

Edward Snowden’s story is one that most know by now – the NSA contractor who went rogue and instead of going through available channels to voice his concerns, leaked sensitive government documents that revealed how the US surveillance state operates for all the world to see.

Or at least, that’s what the government’s version of the story is.

In a Vice News exclusive, based on over 800 pages of newly released documents from the NSA and countless interviews, Vice News finds that there is much more to the story that the public isn’t being told. Snowden, according to Vice News, did have both email and face-to-face contact with compliance over concerns, and the available options for Snowden may not have been adequate during the time Snowden was actually working as a contractor at the NSA.

Read moreDespite White House Denials, FOIA Documents Prove Snowden Did Try To Voice Concerns With The NSA

Edward Snowden Demonstrates How To “Go Black”

Edward Snowden Demonstrates How To “Go Black”:

When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden first exposed the world to just how easily the government could compromise their technology and spy on them, many immediately sought ways to secure their data and protect their gadgets.

But, as Wired.com reports, Snowden is here to help. “‘Going Black’ is a pretty big ask,” he tells VICE’s Shane Smith, but not impossible, as Snowden shows how to “make sure your phone works for you… instead of working for someone else.”

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