Edward Snowden

  • July 24, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be able to leave the transit zone of a Moscow airport after obtaining documentation allowing him to officially enter Russia. A State Department spokeswoman voiced disappointment. Also, at least 35 people were killed in a train derailment in northwest Spain. Continue reading

  • July 17, 2013  

    At a hearing on Capitol Hill, Congress members debated the scope of domestic surveillance programs operated by National Security Agency in light of the recent disclosures made by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Meanwhile, Snowden officially applied for asylum in Russia in a handwritten note. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • July 17, 2013  

    When Edward Snowden exposed the existence of some of the National Security Agency’s intelligence gathering operations, did he help or harm America? Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Daniel Ellsberg, co-author of the famous internal Defense Department study "The Pentagon Papers," and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey. Continue reading

  • July 16, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, more rallies and protests were held in reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict. Attorney General Eric Holder said at an NAACP convention that "Stand Your Ground" laws encourage violent escalation. Also, a North Korean ship was stopped and held after Panamanian officials found ballistic missile equipment. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013    

    Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor who leaked top-secret documents about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, is the eighth person charged by the Obama administration under the 1917 espionage law. Unlike other alleged leakers, Snowden revealed his identity right away and has maintained a highly public profile ever since. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013  

    Edward Snowden, the man who leaked information about major surveillance programs at the National Security Agency, renewed a request for political asylum in Russia and met with human rights activists and Russian politicians. Ray Suarez reports on the White House’s response to the possibility of Snowden staying in Russia. Continue reading

  • July 12, 2013  

    For the first time in weeks, it was confirmed that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is in Moscow. Ray Suarez talks to Ellen Barry of the New York Times about Snowden’s dwindling options, his defense of his actions and what conditions Russia may enforce in order to agree to hosting him. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2013  

    In other news Monday, The Guardian has released comments made by Edward Snowden in an interview with the newspaper before the U.S. began efforts to find and prosecute him. Over the weekend Snowden was offered asylum in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Also, an Alaskan air taxi crashed on Sunday, killing all 10 people on board. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013  

    Returning from a summit in Russia, the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was searched in Vienna after being suspected of harboring fugitive Edward Snowden. The NSA whistleblower is reportedly still in the transit area of the Moscow airport. Ray Suarez reports on the search for Snowden and the diplomatic fallout in Europe. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013  

    Though some have used Edward Snowden as an outlet to antagonize the U.S., no country has yet offered him asylum. Ray Suarez talks to P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, and James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the diplomatic fallout over the NSA leaks. Continue reading

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