Ambassador R. James Woolsey, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, chairs the board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and is a venture partner with Lux Capital Management. Previously, he served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations. In addition to heading the CIA, Woolsey served as ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, Vienna; under secretary of the Navy; and general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Woolsey was also a vice president and officer of Booz Allen Hamilton and a partner at the D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner, now Goodwin Procter, where he is currently Of Counsel. Presently specializing in both security and alternative energy issues, he serves on a range of government, corporate, and non-profit advisory boards and chairs several.
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Snowden has caused great damage to the United States and put a number of people at risk of losing their lives, intelligence officers, intelligence agents and others. (For Woolsey segment, scroll midway down page.)
Former CIA Director James Woolsey had harsh words for anyone thinking about giving Edward Snowden amnesty, and argued the NSA leaker should be hanged if hes ever tried and convicted of treason.
I think Mr. Snowden should get a fair trial, once we can get him as a result of extradition or something. And if I were on the jury, I would vote for as long a penalty as possible to give under the statute.