The self-identified NSA whisteblower is hunkering down in Hong Kong, for now at least, after releasing details of classified government surveillance programs to reporters.
“I have had many opportunities to flee,” Edward Snowden said during an interview with the South China Morning Post on Wednesday. “But I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts, because I have faith in Hong Kong’s rule of law. I am not here to hide from justice. I am here to reveal criminality.” Snowden also told the paper he’s “neither a traitor nor hero. I’m an American.”
As of now, no extradition request has been filed by U.S. authorities.
Here’s a look at some of the must-read headlines of the day:
- ACLU sues over NSA surveillance program
- Dad of Snowden’s girlfriend speaks out
- Bipartisan bill would force secret court into open
- Ron Fournier on ‘Why I don’t care about Edward Snowden’
- The NSA has at least 1 liberal friend left: Sen. Al Franken
- Rep. King: Reporters should be prosecuted for publishing classified leaked information
- Hong Kong march in support of Snowden set for Saturday
- Ron Paul fears Snowden might be assassinated
- Borrowing NRA strategy, Bloomberg targets pro-gun Dems
- Joe Biden: Minorities won’t ‘automatically’ turn out for Markey
- Sen. Carl Levin: Keep prosecution of sexual assault cases within chain of military command
- Scott Walker talks mandating vaginal ultrasounds