When will politicians and talking heads apologize to Eric Snowden after he proved that he was right after a watchdog panel concluded that bulk data collection by the United States is illegal and should be stopped.
A watchdog panel concluded Thursday that bulk data collection by the United States is illegal and should be stopped, prompting praise from intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
But the fugitive said in an Internet chat that he has no plans to return home because he would not get a fair trial.
The 30-year-old former government contractor is wanted by Washington on espionage charges for leaking classified documents from the National Security Agency and exposing the vast scope of US surveillance.
US Attorney General Eric Holder, meanwhile, said he was not prepared to talk about clemency.
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