Contact Us

Jon Tester Infers That Snowden NSA Leaks Did Not Compromise National Security [VIDEO]

During an interview on MSNBC this week, June 12, Montana’s Junior U.S. Senator Jon Tester claimed that National Security Administration leaks provided by Edward Snowden likely did not damage U.S. Security.

“First of all, Snowden probably shouldn’t have done what he did, but I don’t see how that compromises the security of this country whatsoever,” Tester claimed.

Tester also claimed he did not know about the PRISM program or the metadata collection of phone records before the leaks because he “did not sit on that intelligence committee.”

“I’m of the belief that we have to fight terrorism,” Tester said. “We have to use the tools we need. But we have to protect our civil liberties too. Freedom is what this country was founded upon, and I think we need to do both. But in order to do both we need to have an honest debate, an honest discussion about this issue.”

Tester also said he hoped that the leaks would lead to a debate about these issues on the Senate floor.

More from AM 1450

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kmmsam.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1450 KMMS quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1450 KMMS quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!