Obama Not Stressing Over Snowden

    Supporters hold picture of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Edward Snowden, a former CIA employee who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs, during a demonstration outside the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong Saturday, June 15, 2013 as they accused the U.S. government of infringing people's rights and privacy.  A popular Communist Party-backed newspaper urged China's leadership to milk a former U.S. contractor for more information rather than send him home, saying his revelations about secret American surveillance programs concern China's national interest.  The Chinese on the board, left, reads "Say No To Persecutor."  (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    The media might be obsessed with leaker Edward Snowden, but President Obama isn’t stressing. Speaking in Senegal, Obama dismissed the whistleblower’s importance to the administration, saying he hadn’t attempted any deals with Russia or China for his return and that he was “not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker.” Obama went on to assert that the programs are legal and have proper oversight. Bruised pride aside, looks like Snowden, reportedly still hiding out in a Moscow airport waiting to make his escape to Ecuador, can rest a little easier.

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