In new interview, NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he is not hiding from justice in Hong Kong

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  • Updated: June 12, 2013 - 11:30 AM

HONG KONG — The former CIA employee who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs said in a new interview in Hong Kong on Wednesday that he is not attempting to hide from justice here but hopes to use the city as a base to reveal wrongdoing.

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Flash_GordonJun. 12, 1311:16 AM

Yeah. Right.

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d434478Jun. 12, 1311:28 AM

More to the story than just him. Took a leave from job of 3 months n goes to hong kong. Bigger story to follow!

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minnfidel11Jun. 12, 1311:49 AM

The extent that our government is spying on us is unacceptable. That being said Snowden still broke the law and should be held accountable for it.

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phunkhatJun. 12, 1312:06 PM

Snowden is a coward and a traitor. The extent of our government's surveillance is reaching too far, and has been for 13 years, but Snowden counteracted many of the benefits we were receiving from the surveillance program.

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EleanoreJun. 12, 1312:10 PM

I'm worried he's going to have an accident and the American people will never get the full story we need from his day in open court. Whatever happens sunlight has been directed into this crevice of usurpation by elected and appointed party officials and the course we as a nation need to take to correct it is becoming daily more clear as those exercising our authority claim need or status or anything else they claim that is patently negated by the language in the constitution. If we have lawlessness in the public sector, it's not going to do anyone any good, or save anyone from American constitutional justice.

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ikyabwaiJun. 12, 1312:11 PM

If it looks like a snake, and slithers like a snake...

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presterjohnJun. 12, 1312:17 PM

I guess the NSA is everybody's new Facebook Friend!

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porcupine12Jun. 12, 1312:31 PM

The principles are going to get lost in the subsequent dramas following Snowden. Ask yourselves what you think of the fourth amendment. Ask yourselves if you trust not just the present government but future administrations as well. And if we use this great power once, just once, in an unrighteous manner the temptation to use it again will always be easier. We can see its uses, abuses and know the nature of man. Who will be the future keeper of this vast power? The American people, the elite, the UN? God help us.

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mwellcomeJun. 12, 1312:40 PM

Snowden says .."My intention is to ask the courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate," ... What do the people of Hong Kong have to do with leaking U.S. secrets? You want to stand and face the courts, come on back to the U.S. and plead your case.

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joejoe1Jun. 12, 1312:40 PM

He leaked because he thought he had too much power, although he would have been taking illegal action had he wielded his gov't granted power. It's like a crane operator walking away from the job and blaming his company that he had the power to smash a building.

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