Well, that was blunt and to the point, but frankly an unsurprising answer from the former Vice-President, in which he called the NSA Whistleblower a traitor. He also, later in the interview, stated that President Obama has no credibility to defend the government surveillance programs because of his past lies regarding the IRS, Benghazi and targeting of media officials.
CHRIS WALLACE: What do you think of Edward Snowden?
DICK CHENEY: I think he’s a traitor. I think he has committed crimes in effect by violating agreements given the position he had.
He was a contractor employee, but he obviously had been granted top secret clearance. And I think it’s one of the worst occasions in my memory of somebody with access to classified information doing enormous damage to the national security interests of the United States.
WALLACE: What do you think of the president’s decision to name Susan Rice to be his national security adviser?
CHENEY: Well, she appears to have been part of the cover-up. That one of the things here that concerned him was really a political issue. The whole notion that this was a terrorist attack, which it was, undermined the narrative that they’d solved the terrorism problem. We got ben Lazi (sic) — bin Laden terrorism problem solved. So she went out and peddled the party line that had been put together I guess over at the State Department. But I think that was a huge mistake. What she did was a huge mistake. I think she lacks credibility. And she doesn’t need to be confirmed. She can go in there as the national security adviser. I just question whether or not somebody whose judgment was so flawed that they took what was apparently very bad information and peddled it as aggressively as she did.