Despite Surveillance Ban Obama Adamant On Charges Against Snowden

The White House refused to reconsider its legal pursuit of Edward Snowden on Monday, while it sought to take credit for outlawing the bulk telephone surveillance programme he revealed.
Obama administration spokesman Josh Earnest rejected the argument that the imminent passage of legislation banning the practice meant it was time to take a fresh look at the charges against the former National Security Agency contractor. Earnest said,
“The fact is that Mr Snowden committed very serious crimes, and the US government and the Department of Justice believe that he should face them,”



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