May 30, 2014

Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial

Daniel Ellsberg, The Guardian

The Associated Press

On the Today show and CBS, Kerry complimented me again – and said Snowden "should man up and come back to the United States" to face charges. But John Kerry is wrong, because that's not the measure of patriotism when it comes to whistleblowing, for me or Snowden, who is facing the same criminal charges I did for exposing the Pentagon Papers.

As Snowden told Brian Williams on NBC later that night and Snowden's lawyer told me the next morning, he would have no chance whatsoever to come home and make his case – in public or in court.

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TAGGED: Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg, National Security Agency


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