New York: Is NSA leaker Edward Snowden a whistleblower, a spy for China, a traitor or a political activist? It depends on who you ask. Former vice president Dick Cheney told Fox News Sunday that he thinks Snowden is a “traitor” and warned that the intelligence analyst may be spying for the Chinese government.
Snowden who revealed US spy programs track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of preventing terrorist attacks, scoffed Monday at the notion he’s a spy for China, and said his disclosures were motivated by disappointment in President Barack Obama.
“Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honour you can give an American,” Snowdown wrote during a live chat on the Guardian’s website.