I think its very important to them to adhere to the rule of law and respect the relationship.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, on Russia and Snowden. Source.
Really now, John? Respect for the rule of law is suddenly important, now? How about this law?
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
File this one under Yet Another Reason Why I Have Absolutely No Respect For Establishment Politics.