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House Committee Chairs: Snowden Did Not Act Alone

Yesterday on ABC's "This Week" Rep. Mike McCaul said that Edward Snowden was not acting alone in when he leaked intelligence secrets about NSA surveillance gathering. McCaul is the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. 

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he doesn't think that Snowden woke up one day and had the "wherewithal to do this all by himself," he said on ABC's "This Week."

"He was helped by others," McCaul said.

"I personally believe that he was cultivated by a foreign power to do what he did," he said.

Rep. Mike Rogers, House Intelligence Committee chair, made similar claims on NBC's Meet the Press. 

Rogers, said Snowden was “a thief whom we believe had some help."

“I believe there's a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms of an FSB [Russian intelligence service] agent in Moscow," Rogers said.

"I don't think that's a coincidence."

Snowden is currently living in Russia under a one-year asylum agreement. 


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