In the Democratic presidential debate on CNN on Tuesday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Edward Snowden should not be brought back to the United States “without facing the music” for his theft of classified information.
Moderator Anderson Cooper asked Clinton: “Secretary Clinton, [is Edward Snowden a] hero or traitor?”
Clinton responded: “He broke the laws of the United States. He could have been a whistleblower. He could have gotten all the protections of being a whistleblower. He could have raised all the issues that he has raised and I think there would have been a positive response to that. In addition, he stole very important information that has unfortunately fallen into a lot of the wrong hands. So, I don’t think he should be brought back home without facing the music.”