REUTERS: Senior House Republican Says US Must Step Up Efforts To Get SnowdenSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 13:14
REUTERS: Senior House Republican Says US Must Step Up Efforts To Get Snowden
Sun, Jul 14 15:12 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key congressional Republican said on Sunday that the Obama administration must step up efforts and exert "any and all pressure" on Russia to get it to hand over Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor turned fugitive leaker.
"I'm sure Russia loves this," Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, said of the Snowden drama that has opened the United States to international criticism.
McCaul told "Fox News Sunday" that the Russians are "making a mockery" of U.S. foreign policy, and, "I'm sure every day, they're extracting more and more information from this man."