Senior Congressman Attempts To Get FBI Director To Say Investigative Journalism Is A Crime

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

Calls Glenn Greenwald A “A thief selling stolen material”

Steve Watson
February 5, 2014

In a display that truly underscores why Congress has an approval rating lower than cockroaches, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) yesterday attempted to coerce the head of the FBI into an admission that investigative journalism, such as that undertaken by Edward Snowden backer Glenn Greenwald, equates to a crime under US law.

During a hearing on the NSA’s surveillance program, Rogers, head of the House Intelligence Committee, implied that London Guardian journalist Greenwald is engaged in selling leaked documents to international press organisations.

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