Boehner: ‘No other word’ for Snowden but ‘traitor’

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Snowden, who leaked sensitive National Security Agency documents and then sought asylum in Russia, told NBC’s Brian Williams he considered himself a “patriot” and wants to return to the U.S.

Boehner wasn’t having it.

“Edward Snowden is a traitor to our country,” he said at a press conference after a House GOP meeting. “He has damaged our ability to keep Americans safe here and abroad, and there is no other word to describe him other than traitor.”