Edward Snowden could have spurred a 'useful' and necessary debate about government data collection if he had taken his concerns to members of Congress instead of giving documents to journalists, former Attorney General Eric Holder said. 'Yeah, I do,' Holder said when asked whether this debate could have occurred without Snowden's public disclosures. 'If Snowden, for instance, had gone to certain members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and made disclosure to them, that debate could have occurred in a way that was less harmful to the interests of the United States.'
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