Obama on Snowden: 'I Will Not be Scrambling Jets'

Updated: 06/27/2013 3:36 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

Obama speaks on Edward Snowden.
Obama speaks on Edward Snowden.

President Barack Obama was pressed Thursday in his news conference about the status of former government contractor Edward Snowden, who has acknowledged leaking highly classified documents detailing sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs.

The Chinese government let Snowden leave Hong Kong, where he had been hiding, to travel to Russia, where he is now believed to be holed up in the transit zone at Moscow's airport.
Obama dismissed the notion of deploying U.S. military resources to detain Snowden, saying "I'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker."