Snowden Would Return to US If Government Guarantees Fair Trial
Edward Snowden said he would return to the United States if the federal government would provide him a fair trial.
“I’ve told the government I would return if they would guarantee a fair trial where I can make a public interest defense of why this was done and allow a jury to decide,” Snowden said via Skype on Saturday.
The Hill reports:
Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor, copied and leaked classified information from the NSA about global surveillance programs. Snowden then fled the country. He could face up to 30 years in prison, WTOP reported.
Snowden had talked about making a plea deal with the government in the past.
On Saturday, Snowden said some of his former colleagues at the NSA and CIA said “the Constitution doesn’t really matter.” Though others agreed with him about the importance of an individual’s privacy.
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