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Leaker Of U.S. Classified Info In Hong Kong [VIDEO]

The man who gave classified documents about two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs to reporters says he’s taken up refuge in Hong Kong.

 Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden (The Guardian via Getty Images)

Edward Snowden says he used to work as a contractor at the National Security Agency and the CIA.

The director of National Intelligence says the surveillance programs do not target Americans.

Snowden says they programs are subject to abuse.

 GOP leader seeking answers regarding eavesdropping

The No. 2 Republican in the House says Congress is “perplexed” about government eavesdropping and wants more answers from the Obama administration.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Congress enacted legislation authorizing broader information-gathering powers in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and it “was done in a constitutional manner.”

But now, Cantor tells CBS “This Morning,” many lawmakers “don’t know what happened and we’ve got to find out.”

The Virginia Republican says lawmakers hope to learn more details in briefings from various administration officials on Capitol Hill this week. Cantor notes “Congress is responsible for the oversight of this program” and members of the House and Senate want to know more about it. He said there should be a prosecution if anyone leaked classified information.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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