EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - This week on Newsmakers: U.S. Senator Jack Reed. With hundreds dead in Egypt after security forces cracked down on protestors, Senator Reed says it may be time to put conditions on the billions of dollars in aid the U.S. sends to that country’s military. Reed stopped short of calling the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi a "coup," but said the military's action do not signal they are promoting democracy.
Reed also weighs in on the United State’s approach to spying as new documents - obtained by the Washington Post - reveal the National Security Agency made thousands of mistakes that allegedly overstepped their authority in data gathering. Reed says Edward Snowden - the accused leaker of the documents - should be held accountable for his actions but that there is some benefit to the added scrutiny.
Reed also reacts to Gov. Lincoln Chafee joining the Democratic Party.
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