Snowden's Motive: He Can “Sleep at Night”

In a wide-ranging interview with NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams that aired Wednesday night, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he sees himself as a patriot who leaked classified documents to inform the American public about surveillance programs that violated the U.S. Constitution. "I may have lost my ability to travel," Snowden said. "But I've gained the ability to go to sleep at night and to put my head on the pillow and feel comfortable that I've done the right thing even when it was the hard thing." He said he plans to ask Russia to extend his asylum. Although he would rather return home, he doesn't believe he would receive a fair trial in the U.S. Click to read more about Snowden's interview with Williams.

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