Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Eric Holder, who really wanted to put Edward Snowden in jail, now says he performed a 'public service' | The Verge

Hopefully a leading indicator
"Edward Snowden performed a "public service" by prompting changes to the US government's mass surveillance programs, says former US Attorney General Eric Holder.
Holder still thinks that Snowden's decision to leak classified documents was "inappropriate and illegal," but — now one year out of office — Holder's view of Snowden seems to have shifted in a substantial way. "We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in and by the changes that we made," Holder said on the CNN-produced podcast The Axe Files."

Eric Holder, who really wanted to put Edward Snowden in jail, now says he performed a 'public service' | The Verge
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