Snowden an ‘ordinary traitor,’ Pompeo said

snowden,edwardRep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, is not among those, including some in his own party, who consider National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden (in photo) to be a patriot. “He is just an ordinary traitor” who did “extraordinary damage” to our soldiers and sailors, Pompeo told The Eagle editorial board. Pompeo, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, said that there are adequate safeguards in the NSA programs and that he has seen nothing that made him worry about Americans’ privacy. What was so damaging about the Snowden leak was that most of the information was about tactics, Pompeo said – and now the Russians know all of it.