Snowden: Feinstein a Hypocrite for Blasting CIA Spying

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein a hypocrite Tuesday for complaining about alleged CIA snooping of Senate Intelligence Committee computers, NBC News reported. Snowden's comments came just a day after he spoke at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that the CIA had spied on the committee's computers and that the agency's searches were possibly illegal and in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Speaking of Feinstein, Snowden said, “It's equally if not more concerning that we're seeing another 'Merkel Effect,' where an elected official does not care at all that the rights of millions of ordinary citizens are violated by our spies, but suddenly it's a scandal when a politician finds out the same thing happens to them." Feinstein actively criticized Snowden after he released thousands of classified documents revealing the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs.

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