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Obama: "I Don't Think Mr. Snowden Was A Patriot"

President Obama said Friday that Edward Snowden was not a patriot for releasing documents detailing the surveillance practices of the U.S. government. "My preference, and I think the American people's preference, would have been for a lawful orderly examination of these laws."

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"No, I don't think Mr. Snowden was a patriot...My preference, and I think the American people's preference, would have been for a lawful, orderly examination of these laws."

Jacob Fischler is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.

Contact Jacob Fischler at jacob.fischler@buzzfeed.com.

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