The former U.S. Attorney General who once deemed Mr. Snowden a traitor, admits that he might have been hasty in that assumption. Meanwhile, we could just add this to the growing list of things Mr. Holder might’ve been wrong about….
I think Snowden himself tweeted it best:
2013: It's treason!
2014: Maybe not, but it was reckless
2015: Still, technically it was unlawful
2016: It was a public service but
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 30, 2016
“We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in,” Holder said.