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Snowden's father praises son in open letter

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 07:50 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2013



McLEAN, Va. » The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, frustrated by his inability to reach out directly to his son, has written an open letter to him extolling him for "summoning the American people to confront the growing danger of tyranny."

The letter was written jointly today by Lonnie Snowden and his lawyer, Bruce Fein.

It comes a day after Edward Snowden issued a statement through WikiLeaks ripping the Obama administration for leaving him "stateless" and revoking his passport.

Snowden is in Russia and has been seeking asylum in multiple countries.

Snowden's father has expressed concern that WikiLeaks supporters who have been helping his son seek asylum may not have his best interests at heart. The father has said he'd like his son to return to the U.S. under the right circumstances.






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kauai wrote:
Bottom line: Edward Snowden broke the law (at a minimum) by disclosing classified information that he had access to because of his security clearance. Depending on his recent actions (as yet unknown) and future actions and disclosure of said information, he may also be a traitor and perhaps have committed treason. I wonder if his father taught him that he can break any law he wishes just because he disagrees with it. Even though our system is not yet perfect (and may never be), there is a reason that no one is above the law; because we are a nation of laws, not (wo)men. Edward Snowden needs to "man up" and face the music for his actions.
on July 2,2013 | 11:47AM
Upperkula wrote:
Well said!
on July 2,2013 | 08:58PM
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