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U.S. charges Edward Snowden with espionage



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Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to U.S. officials.

Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, the officials said.

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The complaint was filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, a jurisdiction where Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, is headquartered and a district with a long track record of prosecuting cases with national security implications.

A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.


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Huckleberry Jesus
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Tigerlaff
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20 years from now when everything you drink, eat, say, do, and write is logged and waiting to be used against you, you can look back and wonder why we didn't do anything.







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Quentin Compson
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The democrats just lost the young vote.





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THRILLHO
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The democrats just lost the young vote.



95% of young people have no idea who Edward Snowden is.






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CajunAngele
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Off to Iceland he goes.





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KeyserSoze999
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The democrats just lost the young vote


not quite, now if they were to charge Kim Kardashian with espionage, then maybe, but even then, not likely






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Scoop
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To the resident lib posters:

Seize this moment to retain any credibility you have left.






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EST
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Ridiculous.

I hope Iceland takes him.






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GoCrazyAuburn
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95% of young people have no idea who Edward Snowden is.



This. Liberal buddy of mine's hot button issue of the day today was how pretentious christian missionaries are when they post their pictures from Africa on social media sites.

it is a dizzying mind for sure






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weisertiger
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I'm not a a liberal, but I am young....ish. 24

I know who Edward snowden is and I hope Iceland grants him asylum.






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Womski
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What he did was pretty cowardice.

America above all else.






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Yat27
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America above all else


I would say,"America above all others." This does not mean that I agree with everything our government does. I don't understand people who believe dissent is always unpatriotic. The Founding Fathers certainly didn't believe that trash...but then again, they were just a bunch of traitors anyway.






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TerryDawg03
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The democrats just lost the young vote.


They care more about social issues than they do the civil rights that could grant or deny them the right to complain about social issues. It won't matter to most young liberal voters.






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jbond
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As a young (21 year old) democrat, I could not care less about Snowden getting prosecuted. Is anyone surprised though? Regardless of the subject matter, or if it's for what YOU may perceive as a moral reason, leaking state secrets is a crime. Getting sent to prison is a risk you assume when you decide to break your oath.




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Patrick O Rly
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As a young (21 year old) democrat, I could not care less about Snowden getting prosecuted.


I am jacks complete lack of surprise.

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Is anyone surprised though? Regardless of the subject matter, or if it's for what YOU may perceive as a moral reason, leaking state secrets is a crime.


A crime? Against whom? Who was injured? How is there a crime with no victim?

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Getting sent to prison is a risk you assume when you decide to break your oath.


What oath did Snowden make?

And while we're on the subject of going to jail for taking oaths, almost every single one of the politicians today should be imprisoned for failing to defend and uphold the constitution.



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Alahunter
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Some things shouldn't be secret, or happening. Gov't has a history of infringing on rights and need to be held in check.





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Navytiger74
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A crime? Against whom? Who was injured? How is there a crime with no victim?


I started to address this but decided that you couldn't possibly be serious.

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What oath did Snowden make?


He signed several specific non-disclosure agreements when he was granted access to sensitive and classified information. I can dig through my official papers and try to scan one for you, but it'd probably be easier for you to just google a blank one. They spell out, in detail, what is expected of those entrusted with state secrets, and outline possible penalties.


Interesting note that I just read at WaPo. Supposedly seven of the nine so-called "whistleblowers" who have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act of 1917 have been charged since 2009.






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Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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If he did nothing illegal why did he run?





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ShortyRob
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If he did nothing illegal why did he run?


Oh, he most certainly broke the law.

Alas, as the three former NSA guys who tried to do it the right way pointed out, the "legal" method for dealing with this was not only a dead end but STILL managed to get you potentially charged with treason.

But yeah, running was a good call on his part.






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