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Appearing on Meet The Press house intelligence chair Mike Rodgers made his debut in the role of James Bond 007. He is painting a picture that implies that Snowden was operating as a Russian spy from the get go.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who has leaked details of the NSA’s surveillance operations, “was a thief who we believe had some help.”  
“He was stealing information that had to do with how we operate overseas to collect information to keep Americans safe…. And some of the things he did were beyond his technical capabilities” -- a fact which Rogers said “raises more questions. How he arranged travel before he left. How he was ready to go, he had a go bag, if you will.”

Rogers added that he believes “there's a reason he ended up in the hands, the loving arms, of an FSB (Russian security service) agent in Moscow. I don't think that's a coincidence….I don't think it was a gee-whiz luck event that he ended up in Moscow under the handling of the FSB.”

The congressman has also likely had some help. The NSA seems to have some thriller writers on the payroll. In that profession they are of course accustomed to relying on literary license to omit inconvenient details that get in the way of a good plot. The fact that Snowden first went to Hong Kong and attempted to get asylum there gets passed over. Then there were those South American upstarts who offered asylum, etc, etc.

Perhaps we will next be treated to the Hon. DiFi trying her hand at the sort of moralizing tail of which she has always been so fond. I can hardly wait.    

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