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Obama: Not 'scrambling jets' for Snowden
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 06/27/2013 @ 10:31 am In Front Page,Politics,U.S.,World | No Comments
President Obama said Thursday he won’t engage in “wheeling and dealing and trading” to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden extradited to the U.S., but he remains “concerned” over what other classified information Snowden may still try to disseminate.
Asked by CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett whether the U.S. would try to interdict any flight Snowden might take through U.S. airspace, Mr. Obama said he wouldn’t be “scrambling military jets to go after a 29-year-old hacker.”
President Obama said he hasn’t personally called the leaders of Russia or of China, because he “shouldn’t have to.” He referred to the Snowden case as something that should be dealt with through routine legal channels and said it was “not exceptional from a law enforcement perspective.”
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