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Edward Snowden

Would go to prison to return to US

5 Oct, 2015

In an interview with BBC’s Panorama Snowden says he has offered to return to the United States and go to jail for leaking details of NSA programs, but had not received a formal plea-deal offer.

[I’ve] volunteered to go to prison with the government many times… So far they’ve said they won’t torture me, which is a start, I think. But we haven’t gotten much further than that…The question is, if I was a traitor, who did I betray? I gave all of my information to American journalists and free society generally. I have paid a price but I feel comfortable with the decisions I’ve made. If I’m gone tomorrow, I’m happy with what I had. I feel blessed.