“For a supposedly smart guy, that’s a pretty dumb answer," Kerry said.
The Russian president called Edward Snowden a fighter "for human rights."
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Glenn Greenwald thought Snowden was bound for federal prison.
The former NSA contractor retained Plato Cacheris, according to The New York Times.
The NSA leaker regrets softballing the Russian president associates say.
Critics say Snowden was likely prompted to pose a question to Putin.
The former U.K. defense chief writes that terrorists "are extremely grateful" to the pair.
In previous interviews, Clinton has refrained from criticizing Snowden.
The former president recently said he fears the NSA is monitoring his emails.
The NSA also reportedly spied on former Chinese President Hu Jintao.
Officials might not know for years whether Snowden divulged war plans to China and Russia.
He used proxies to mask his location during a satellite interview at a Texas festival.
Snowden dismissed allegations that he was just a low-level analyst.
His interview with NBC's Brian Williams from Moscow will air as hourlong special on May 28.
This week, the panel will mark up a stalled bill to rein in the spy agency.
"I don't understand why he couldn’t have been part of the debate here at home," she said.
The former NSA contractor said the questioning was intended to expose the Kremlin.
The exchange appeared to be designed to embarrass the United States.
The Washington Post and The Guardian won Pulitzers for NSA stories.
Snowden was awarded for sparking a transformative debate about surveillance programs.
The NSA leaker cheered Obama's plan to end the bulk collection of phone records.
“I do believe there’s more to this story,” Rogers said.
The NSA leaker said the senator's outrage over alleged CIA spying was "concerning."
Suspicionless surveillance makes us less safe, he told the EU.