This is the old guilt by insinuation:
The heads of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees suggested on Sunday that Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, might have been working for Russian spy services while he was employed at an agency facility in Hawaii last year and before he disclosed hundreds of thousands of classified government documents.
The lawmakers, Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, offered no specific evidence that Mr. Snowden had cooperated with Moscow. Since Mr. Snowden’s disclosure first became public last spring, there has been much speculation that he was collaborating with a foreign spy service.
Nearly a year later, however, there has been no public indication that the F.B.I.’s investigation of Mr. Snowden’s actions, bolstered by separate “damage assessment” investigations at the N.S.A. and the Pentagon, has uncovered evidence that Mr. Snowden received help from a foreign intelligence service. A senior F.B.I. official said on Sunday that it was still the bureau’s conclusion that Mr. Snowden acted alone.
In other words, there is no evidence that Snowden worked with Russia but Rogers and Feinstein believe he did because … well, they just do. What I find interesting is that both of them were on the Intelligence Committees with security clearance at the time that Snowden stole the information. Now they’re making this claim with no evidence, could it be that they’re trying to divert suspicion from themselves? Sure, I have absolutely no evidence that they helped Snowden to steal all those documents but these statements by them sure are suspicious. Is it irresponsible to speculate, it is irresponsible not to.