The company that employed Edward Snowden, who leaked details of secret U.S. surveillance programs, must be stopped -- at least temporarily -- from handling any more sensitive information and investigated, says Richard Grenell, a fellow at the Project To Restore America.
Grenell told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that Booz Allen Hamilton, the firm contracted by the feds to archive and store the details of its secret programs, "has an incredible problem."
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"If I were in Congress, I would be moving quickly to freeze all of Booz Allen Hamilton contracts to make sure that they're not getting any extensions."
Grenell -- who was spokesman for four U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations, including John Negroponte, John Danforth, John Bolton, and Zalmay Khalilzad -- said the firm must reveal every detail of Edward Snowden's employment.
"The company he signed up to work for took an oath to defend the United States and to defend our programs and to work on these top secret programs," Grenell said.
"Then [he] suddenly came forward and says I'm going to blow the cover here. Now, I want to know, did he talk to Booz Allen Hamilton senior officials privately? Did he try to raise some of these concerns?"
Grenell said the government must be sensitive to whistleblowers and have a system whereby they can disclose injustices.
"If the process doesn't fix it, then you go public," he said. "We need to bring him back here and ask him some questions. I'm not comfortable yet ... saying that he tried to raise some of his concerns internally."
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