NEWSMAX - FBI Director: Snowden Leaks Made Nation 'Exceptionally Vulnerable'Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 14:29
NEWSMAX - FBI Director: Snowden Leaks Made Nation 'Exceptionally Vulnerable'
Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 12:09 PM
FBI Director Robert Mueller on Thursday defended a pair of controversial government surveillance programs, telling Congress that leaking information on them harms national security.
In his last appearance as FBI director before the House Judiciary Committee, Mueller said that terrorists track leaked information "very, very closely" and that because of leaks "we lose our ability to get their communications" and "we are exceptionally vulnerable."
"As to the individual who has admitted making these disclosures, he is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation," Mueller said without naming Snowden.
Mueller added: "We are taking all necessary steps to hold the person responsible for these disclosures."