Justice Dept. Investigates Snowden

    The Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

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    That was fast. The Justice Department said on Sunday that it has launched a criminal investigation into Edward Snowden, the man who leaked top-secret information about the NSA’s widespread spying program. In a statement, the Justice Department said it is in the “initial stages of an investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified information by an individual with authorized access.” Meanwhile, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), the chair of the House Homeland Security subcommittee, called for Snowden to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law” and that Snowden should not be allowed asylum overseas. House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers also called for Snowden’s extradition, saying he had “endangered American lives.”

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