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Mike Rogers is a national security commentator for CNN, the host of CNN's "Declassified" TV series, and is the former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a fellow at Hudson Institute and a contributing editor at Providence Magazine. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)Speaking to CNN's David Axelrod on a recent podcast, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made waves by suggesting that in leaking classified intelligence documents, Edward Snowden "actually performed a public service by raising the debate" about surveillance techniques.