Eric Holder's thaw on NSA leaker Edward Snowden continued this week, with the former attorney general now saying the former government contractor performed a valuable 'public service.' 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 told David Axelrod on 'The Axe Files,' a podcast produced by CNN and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
'Now I would say that doing what he did — and the way he did it — was inappropriate and illegal.' Holder added Snowden 'harmed American interests.'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.