Snowden: Won't Return To US For An Unfair Trial - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Snowden: Won't Return To US For An Unfair Trial

Posted: Updated:

(FOX 11 / AP) Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says there's no way he can come home to a fair trial under current U.S. law.

In an online chat Thursday, Snowden said returning would be the best resolution. But Snowden said he can't return because he wouldn't be allowed to argue at trial that he acted in the public interest when he revealed the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs. Snowden says Congress should strengthen legal protections to cover all whistle-blowers.

Snowden is living in Russia under temporary asylum. He faces felony U.S. charges of theft of government property and unauthorized release of national defense information and classified intelligence.

The chat was sponsored by a group raising money for his defense, which promoted it as a chance for Snowden to answer the public's questions.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

    Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:51:01 GMT
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.
  • Israel’s Consul General David Siegel: "We Asked The UN To Work With Us"

    Israel’s Consul General David Siegel: "We Asked The UN To Work With Us"

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:43:27 GMT
    Today marks the 18th day of fighting between Israel and Gaza. Also today Israel’s security cabinet meets to consider international cease-fire proposals. Joining us to discuss the situation is Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, David Siegel.
    Today marks the 18th day of fighting between Israel and Gaza. Also today Israel’s security cabinet meets to consider international cease-fire proposals. Joining us to discuss the situation is Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, David Siegel.
  • Gang Violence, Fears For Children Fuel Immigrant Rush To US

    Gang Violence, Fears For Children Fuel Immigrant Rush To US

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:35 GMT
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices