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Feinstein suggests Snowden might have given info to China, Russia

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) suggested in an interview Sunday that Edward Snowden could have given sensitive national security information to Russia and China.

Senator Dianne Feinstein works on Capitol Hill on Thursday June 20, 2013. She meets with Senator Alexander, the ranking member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, of which Senator Feinstein is chairman. They are pictured in Feinstein's office. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) Senator Dianne Feinstein (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

"He went to two big cyber-intruding powers -- China and Russia -- and left China and went to Russia," Feinstein said on CNN's "State of the Union." "You've got to ask, why did he choose those two? You've got to also ask, do the Chinese have all this material? Do the Russians have it?"Asked whether Snowden has shared the information, Feinstein said: "We don't know."

Snowden said last month that he had not had contact with the Chinese government and that he only shares information with journalists.

He was in Hong Kong -- a semi-autonomous part of China -- when his identity first became public and has been stuck in the transit zone of the Moscow airport for weeks while seeking asylum.

Feinstein has said Snowden is guilty of treason.

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.

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