House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Sunday denounced recent revelations of top secret National Security Agency surveillance programs, arguing that the reporter and whistleblower behind the leaks don't "have a clue how this thing works."
Rogers said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" that The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald and his source, 29-year-old Edward Snowden, disseminated just enough classified information "to literally be dangerous." The Michigan Republican contended that Snowden should be prosecuted.
“I know your reporter that you interviewed, Greenwald, says that he’s got it all and now is an expert on the program," Rogers said. "He doesn’t have a clue how this thing works. Neither did the person who released just enough information to literally be dangerous.”
Rogers contended that there were "other methods" that Snowden could have taken if he wanted to raise concerns about the NSA programs. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who appeared on the program with Rogers, agreed that Snowden should be prosecuted.