Edward Snowden – Whistleblower or Traitor?

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From what I have heard and read regarding Glenn Greenwald’s reporting of the exposure of documents released by Edward Snowden, this is an issue that should be investigated by our representatives in Congress.

However, it sounds like Edward Snowden should be a witness and not the defendant.

Based on the reports, it appears that he has done this country a public service by exposing major violations of federal laws related to wiretapping, freedom of the press, right to privacy, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

The current surveillance practices of our intelligence agencies as reported by Glenn Greenwald are a threat to our rights as specified in the US Constitution and the safeguards as outlined in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Based on what has been reported so far, Edward Snowden appears to be a legitimate “whistleblower,” deserving of rights and protections prescribed for whistleblowers.

It appears that declarations that Edward Snowden should be prosecuted for “treason” are prematurely unjustified and a disservice to the basic obligation of our congressional representatives to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America.

Edward Snowden appears to be a legitimate whistleblower and should be a witness and not the defendant in Congressional investigations of this issue.

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