In general the best way to predict if something is right look for how Ron Paul's position and go opposite. The latest bit is mind games with traitors.
Snowmen is a traitor and deserves the full punishment of the law. As a federal employee the rules are abundantly clear. When a legal angle is discussed the identity of the person is never discussed. Privacy is respected and the legal angle is more important. For example I have made a good faith effort to establish the identity of an applicant as he has told at least five different accounts of his identity where do we go from here on this application type. The focus is on law and facts and privacy is paramount. In the above case an applicable precedent was provided and a strategy to deal with the situation was provided. I might ask the counsel if we can use certain tools in a legal case. For example a primary system did not record an event. A backup system indicates it happened. Or the rap sheet does not include a major event now what. In this instance a person was convicted and served ten years for manufacturing a drug, but the event was not recorded on the RAP sheet. The focus is on law and how to handle an event.
What Snowden did was abhorrent on many levels. You never divulge technique or violate privacy of individual. If you disagree with a policy it does not mean you can refuse to perform your job or go public. The Office of Inspector general is available to handle abuse of power and corruption.