Edward Snowden

Legislators 'Disturbed and Angered' After 'Very Highly Classified' Briefing on Snowden Leaks

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) says what the NSA whistle-blower engaged in espionage

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Leading members of the House Armed Services Committee emerged from a classified briefing on the Edward Snowden leaks this afternoon "shocked" at the amount of information he reportedly leaked beyond the NSA surveillance programs.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the Armed Service panel's Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee and also a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the briefing on the defense consequences of Snowden's leaks was "very highly classified," and therefore details couldn't be discussed.