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Ex-NSA chief jokes Snowden should be put on kill list

Michael Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA, joked about putting Edward Snowden on a kill list during a Washington Post panel discussion on cybersecurity. In response to Snowden’s nomination for a European human rights award, Hayden commented: “I must admit, in my darker moments over the past several months, I’d also thought of nominating Mr Snowden, but it was for a different list.”

Also present was Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, who responded: “I can help you with that.”

The exchange was met with laughter from the audience.

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