Edward Snowden

Former NSA, CIA Chief Calls Snowden a "Traitor"

Michael Hayden says the NSA is "infinitely weaker" because of the whistle-blowers leaks

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) — The former head of the National Security Agency and the CIA referred to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden as a "traitor" in a Sunday interview.

"I used to say he was a defector, and there's a history of defection—actually, there's a history of defection to Moscow, and that he seems to be part of that stream. I'm now, kind of, drifting in the direction of perhaps more harsh language," Michael Hayden said on the CBS program "Face the Nation."