With the Obama administration’s surveillance and data-collection efforts in the spotlight like never before, the man who exposed the depth of those programs is open to returning to the U.S. under the “right conditions.”
A top legal adviser to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who ascended to fame this year and was runner-up to Pope Francis as Time magazine’s “person of the year,” said Sunday that the famous leaker wants to come back to his home country if he is guaranteed safety and the prospect of a fair and open trial.
“I think he would love to be back in this country. He’s a patriotic American. He loves his homeland and would love to come back if the conditions were right,” said Jesselyn Radack, national security and human rights director at the Government Accountability Project. She appeared Sunday on CBS‘ “Face the Nation.”