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Rep. Mike Rogers Blames Snowden For Putin's Aggression In Crimea

Edward Snowden has now gone from being aided by the Russians, to Russian spy, to being partially responsible for Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
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Not content to merely accuse Edward Snowden of being helped by the Russians, House intelligence chair Rep, Mike Rogers (R-MI) repeated his baseless claim that Edward Snowden is a Russian spy, even though officials from the NSA and FBI have said no such evidence exists. When asked by Meet the Press host David Gregory if he had any new evidence to support his accusation since the time it was first made, Rogers had nothing new to offer, and instead decided to up the ante and accuse Snowden of being somehow responsible for Putin's recent aggression in Crimea.

Intel Chairman Sees Snowden Supporting Russia's Crimea Seizure:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Sunday former National Security Agency contractor and fugitive Edward Snowden is “actually supporting in an odd way this very activity of brazen brutality and expansionism of Russia. He needs to understand that. And I think Americans need to understand that….”

Rogers spoke as Russian forces were poised on the border of Ukraine, with Russia having already annexed the Crimea region.

Snowden has revealed details of the NSA’s surveillance programs since leaving the United States last May. He eventually ended up in Moscow where President Vladimir Putin’s government has granted him asylum.

Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press that Snowden is “under the influence of Russian intelligence services today. For the investigators, they need to figure out: When did that influence start? And was he interested in cooperating (with Russian intelligence agencies) earlier than the timeline would suggest?”

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