Michigan Representative Mike Rogers, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, joined a chorus of lawmakers and intelligence officials in condemning Glenn Greenwald’s multiple revelations of government surveillance programs, saying Greenwald and his source released information that could be dangerous to national security, and should be prosecuted.
“Someone did not have authorization to release this information,” Rogers said. “Why that’s so important is they didn’t have of all of the information. I know your reporter that you interviewed, Greenwald, says that he’s got it all and now is an expert on the program. He doesn’t have a clue how this thing works, and neither did the person who released just enough information to literally be dangerous.”
“There’s other methods,” Rogers said of the whistleblower. “He can come to the committees if he has concerns. We have IGs they can go to in a classified way, if they have concerns. Taking a very sensitive, classified program, that targets foreign persons on foreign lands, and putting just enough out there to be dangerous, is dangerous to us, it’s dangerous for our national security, and violates the oath which that person took. I absolutely think they should be prosecuted.”
Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, agreed that the leak should investigated.
Watch the interview here, via ABC:
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