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Justice official: Complaint filed against Edward Snowden

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Updated: 6/21/2013 8:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government has charged former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden with espionage and theft.

Snowden, now holed up in Hong Kong, has admitted providing information to the news media about two highly classified NSA surveillance programs.

A one-page criminal complaint unsealed Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Va., says Snowden engaged in unauthorized communication of national defense information and willful communication of classified communications intelligence information.  Snowden also is charged with theft of government property. All three carry a maximum 10-year prison penalty.

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Realchange - 6/22/2013 4:24 AM
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His best bet is with Sweden. Ironic how many of our intel community are having to stand up. All reveal things about the US government lying and betraying it's own people. Then again what do you expect about a government that lies to this day about Gulf War Illness. Try being a sick veteran who can't get jury trial when you have proof of your injuries and problems and watch as the government lies about it. You learn real fast they are not honest consider vets less than citizens. This lie comes from the same family that told you there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq when the intel community told them no there is nothing significant left. They still had the reports doctored to show something. Sort of like Obama doctoring reports about Benghazi to cover his presidential mistakes.

nativejax - 6/21/2013 9:40 PM
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Let me clarify that, The crooks in Congress will use him as a media feeding frenzy to keep American's attention from whats really going on within our Government, not Russia.

nativejax - 6/21/2013 9:32 PM
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This is not news. WE ALL KNEW the crooks in Washington were going to do this. RUN Snowden Run. Russia offered him assylum, he should take it or he will be their 'patsy' to keep Americans attention away from all the cover-ups and crime's going on in our White House.
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