Snowden would return to US if government guarantees fair trial

Snowden would return to US if government guarantees fair trial

Edward Snowden said if the government would guarantee him a fair trial, he would return to the United States.

Snowden spoke via Skype from Russia on Saturday at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, WTOP reported

“I’ve told the government I would return if they would guarantee a fair trial where I can make a public interest defense of why this was done and allow a jury to decide,” Snowden said.

Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor, copied and leaked classified information from the NSA about global surveillance programs. Snowden then fled the country. He could face up to 30 years in prison, WTOP reported.

Snowden had talked about making a plea deal with the government in the past.

On Saturday, Snowden said some of his former colleagues at the NSA and CIA said "the Constitution doesn't really matter." Though others agreed with him about the importance of an individual's privacy.