MSNBC’s Katy Tur Likens Devin Nunes to Edward Snowden: ‘He Was Labelled a Traitor’
MSNBC Anchor Likens Nunes to Edward Snowden (The Washington Free Beacon)
MSNBC host Katy Tur on Thursday compared House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) to former CIA employee, government contractor, and wanted fugitive Edward Snowden.
Tur echoed claims from fellow NBC News colleague Ken Dilanian that Nunes’ push to release the surveillance memo are reminiscent of Snowden’s, who leaked classified information from the National Security Administration and currently lives in hiding in Moscow. Snowden fled the country after the Department of Justice charged him for violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property.
The classified memo in question, commissioned by Nunes, is expected to allege abuses on the behalf of the FBI and Justice Department, arguing officials abused their authority to surveil former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.