NSA Whistleblower Target of International Manhunt

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The fallout from the National Security Administration's spy programs continues Tuesday both at home and abroad.

Edward Snowden is now the target of an international manhunt by federal agents after revealing top secret information about the National Security Administration's massive data collection programs.

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the story, says more bombshells are coming.

Could the NSA leak hurt the Obama administration on an international level? Dr. Paul Bonicelli, executive vice president of Regent University and an expert in foreign policy, addresses that question following Dale Hurd's updated report.

Snowden, 29, reportedly has more documents that will produce dozens more stories in the weeks and months ahead.

"We are going to have a lot more significant revelations that have not yet been heard," Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald said.

Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers are condemning Snowden's leak and some are calling for criminal charges.

"He's a traitor," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said. "These are important national security programs to help keep Americans safe and give us tools to fight the terrorist threat that we face."

Members of Congress are also criticizing the Obama administration for failing to protect privacy rights in its pursuit of terrorists.      

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said, "There's very little trust in the government and that's for good reason. We're our own worst enemy."

The United States faces anger from abroad as well.

Officials in Germany and the European Union issued complaints over programs that target suspicious foreign messages transmitted through U.S. providers.

Meanwhile, according to a new Washington Post Pew Research poll, the majority of Americans support the NSA tracking.

Overall, 56 percent of Americans say it's acceptable for the government to investigate possible terrorist threats even if that means compromising personal privacy.

Forty-one percent say the practice is unacceptable.

Snowden's whereabouts are currently unknown. He told the Guardian he may seek asylum in Iceland because of its strong free-speech protections.

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Dale Hurd

Dale Hurd

CBN News Sr. Reporter

A CBN News veteran, Dale Hurd has reported extensively from Western Europe, as well as China, Russia, and Central and South America.  Since 9/11, Dale has reported in depth on various aspects of the global war on terror in the United States and Europe.  Follow Dale on Twitter @HurdontheWeb and "like" him at Facebook.com/DaleHurdNews.