WASHINGTON (AP) – A House intelligence committee report is calling National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden a “serial exaggerator and fabricator” who doesn’t fit the profile of a whistleblower.READ MORE: US Launches Mass Expulsion Of Haitian Migrants Who Crossed Into Texas Illegally
Snowden’s attorney denounces the committee’s report.
Separately, all members of the committee sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him not to pardon Snowden. Republicans and Democrats sent the letter ahead of Friday’s opening of director Oliver Stone’s film “Snowden.”
The letter to Obama says that Snowden’s claim that he stole the classified information and disclosed it to protect Americans, privacy and civil liberties is undercut by his actions.READ MORE: Chargers Finally Get Fans At SoFi, But Many Cheer For Dallas
The lawmakers say that rather than availing himself of lawful avenues to express legal, moral, or ethical qualms with U.S. intelligence activities, he stole 1.5 million classified documents from NSA networks.MORE NEWS: Power Lines Electrocute 1 Of 2 Pilots Ejected From Military Training Jet That Crashed
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