Edward Snowden says he "would like to return to the United States"
September 16, 2019
Edward Snowden, the former intelligece contractor who fled the country after leaking details about government surveillance of U.S. citizens, appeared on CBS This Morning Monday, saying he "would like to return to the United States" but believes he wouldn't get a "fair trial".
Snowden is facing charges under the Espionage Act in 2013 and has spent the last six years living in Moscow. He tells his story in the new memoir Permanent Record, which comes out this week.
Photo: DRESDEN, GERMANY - JANUARY 05: A sticker demanding asylum for whistleblower and former NSA worker Edward Snowden hangs stuck to a lamppost on January 5, 2015 in Dresden, Germany. Many Germans favour granting Snowden asylum in Germany following reports that the NSA has conducted extensive eavesrodpping operations in Germany and even listened in on the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)