Snowden leaks caused US ‘significant harm’–Mueller

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The disclosure last week of a pair of top secret surveillance programmes has caused the US “significant harm” the head of the FBI has said.

Robert Mueller also told Congress the US would hunt down and prosecute leaker Edward Snowden.

Mr Snowden, 29, has admitted disclosing information about National Security Agency (NSA) programmes that seize data from US internet and telephone firms.[…]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22884566

This isn’t the first time that the FBI has wanted to hunt down an American for revealing stuff the government did not want revealed to America’s citizens. Take a look at this Google search:

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  1. FBI releases files on Jack Anderson – US news – Security | NBC News

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/…/us…/fbi-releases-files-columnist-jack-anderson/

    Oct 11, 2008 – In caustic comments on internal FBI memos, bureau director J. Edgar Hoover referred to prominent columnist Jack Anderson with undisguised

  2. Jack Anderson (columnist) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Anderson_(columnist)

    Jack Anderson was a key and often controversial figure in reporting on J. Edgar Anderson feuded with FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover in the 1950s, when he

  3. Daily Kos: Jack Anderson’s Ghost 1, FBI 0

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/01/05/…/-Jack-Anderson-s-Ghost-1-FBI-…

    Jan 5, 2007 – The FBI had tried to trick the widow of fearsome investigative reporter Jack Anderson into letting them steal his files and notes that he’d

  4. FBI Wants Jack Anderson’s Files – TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime

    http://www.talkleft.com/new_archives/014599.html

    Apr 18, 2006 – "It has been determined" is FBI-speak for "we think maybe." Rather than getting a warrant (for which "we think maybe" isn’t quite good enough),

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    Jack Anderson FBI files Release Four file 07 – Government Attic

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    Is the FBI investigating Jack Anderson in any w~y? ,·;£s the"Department of ‘Justic~ ,investigating him? ‘ Answer. ·~t is pointed out that the FBI is the investigative.

  6. USATODAY.com – FBI wants columnist Jack Anderson’s papers

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    Apr 19, 2006 – Not long after columnist Jack Anderson’s funeral, FBI agents called his widow to say they wanted to search his papers. They were looking for

Perhaps Mr. Mueller might be interested in this:

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  1. Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – Tal Kopan

    http://www.politico.com/story/…/edward-snowden-nobel-peace-prize-94158.ht…

    Jul 15, 2013 – A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that awarding the former NSA employee

  2. Snowden gets second Nobel peace prize nod – The Local

    http://www.thelocal.no/…/snowden-and-manning-nominated-for-nobel-peace-…

    Jul 24, 2013 – The deputy chair of the Storting committee on foreign and defence affairs, Snorre Valen, has put forward the names of US whistleblowers

  3. Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize – RT News

    rt.com/news/snowden-nominated-nobel-peace-099/

    Jul 15, 2013 – A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  4. Activist Post: Snowden: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

    http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/snowden-nobel-peace-prize-nominee.html

    Jul 18, 2013 – Snowden: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. Stephen Lendman. Activist Post Swedish Sociology Professor Stefan Svallfors nominated him.

When a government sneaks and does something – it ought to be within the guidelines of the governed. When it is not, government leaders start to look, talk and act funny.

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