White House criticizes Snowden's choice of 'protectors'

WASHINGTON Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:08pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday that the countries in which former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had chosen to seek protection belied his claim that he was focused on supporting transparency, freedom of the press and individuals' rights.

"If his passion here is for press freedom and freedom of the Internet and the like, he has chosen unlikely protectors," Carney told a White House briefing.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason; editing by Jackie Frank)

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Comments (5)
Jaay wrote:
History, I believe, will view Mr. Snowden as a patriot, a hero.

Jun 24, 2013 1:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fyus wrote:
The simple fact is that Us spied all other countries, while pretended to be innocent — just list a bitch who sold every part of her body and still pretend to be a virgin.

Shame on you, Us.

Jun 24, 2013 1:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:
I think those nations value the freedoms of their citizens more than the white house does. White House attacks on the press, right to bear arms, freedom from unwarranted searches, etc. Your track record isn’t very good.

Jun 24, 2013 1:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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