When Edward Snowden leaked classified information from the CIA in 2013, he caused a disruption in the intelligence community, and former CIA Director James Woolsey believes it cost lives in Paris.
During an interview with CNN on Thursday, Woolsey said this:
“It’s still a capital crime, and I would give him the death sentence, and I would prefer to see him hanged by the neck until he’s dead, rather than merely electrocuted. … I think the blood of a lot of these French young people is on his hands.”
Watch the interview:
Woolsey indicated that Snowden’s leaks provided information to the terrorists on how the intelligence community operated, making it easier to track them down.
As a result of this key knowledge, they were able to keep their plans secret.