National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is seeking Russian citizenship. Snowden has lived in Russia since 2013 when he fled the U.S. after releasing classified material.
A U.S. District Court sided with the Justice Department, arguing that by publishing 2019's Permanent Record, Snowden violated nondisclosure agreements signed while working for the NSA and CIA.
Edward Snowden handpicked Barton Gellman as one of three journalists he would work with to reveal government secrets. Gellman's book is an in-depth look at where he agreed and disagreed with Snowden.
In his memoir, the former NSA contractor says he believes he has been proven right as the U.S. has amended laws regarding government surveillance. But the government still wants to prosecute him.
Vanessa Rodel and her daughter, Keana, arrived in Montreal on Tuesday after years of living in legal limbo. They and other refugees helped NSA leaker Edward Snowden after he fled the U.S.
President Woodrow Wilson signed the Espionage Act to target spies during World War I. The Obama administration used it against suspected leakers, and now the Trump administration is doing the same.
A spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry announced the extension on Facebook, while ridiculing a former deputy CIA chief. Snowden is in exile in Russia; his supporters have called for a pardon.
The White House is flooded with last-ditch requests for clemency by several prominent applicants including NSA leaker Edward Snowden and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
As head of U.S. counterintelligence, William Evanina's job is to stop America's enemies from spying here. "We spend a lot of time fixing what's happened," he says. He'd like to see greater prevention.