U.S. lawmaker investigates whether Russia behind Snowden's leaks

A picture of Snowden, a contractor at the NSA, is seen on a computer screen displaying a page of a Chinese news website, in Beijing in this photo illustrationThe head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had help from Russia in stealing and revealing U.S. government secrets. Snowden last year fled the United States to Hong Kong and then to Russia, where he was granted at least a year of asylum. And that investigation is ongoing.” Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on “Meet the Press” that Snowden “may well have” had help from Russia. Feinstein said Snowden gained employment at the National Security Agency “with the intent to take as much material down as he possibly could.” On the ABC program “This Week,” U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, also expressed his belief that Snowden had foreign help.

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