Trevor Timm points out how in recent remarks, Hillary Clinton trots out the same old lies and arguments about Snowden that have been thoroughly debunked. Here are the debunked statements she made that Timm rebuts point by point.
“If he were concerned and wanted to be part of the American debate, he could have been… I don’t understand why he couldn’t have been part of the debate at home.”
“When he emerged and when he absconded with all that material, I was puzzled, because we have all these protections for whistleblowers.”
“I have a hard time thinking that somebody who is a champion of privacy and liberty has taken refuge in Russia under Putin’s authority.”
“I think turning over a lot of that material—intentionally or unintentionally, because of the way it can be drained—gave all kinds of information, not only to big countries, but to networks and terrorist groups and the like.”
Either she is clueless or pretending to be so. Clinton is not a fool. I doubt that she could be that clueless as to believe what she is saying so these comments are likely meant to preserve her credentials as an establishment insider who can be counted on to mouth the conventional wisdom in the event that she runs for the presidency again.