Edward Snowden, former U.S. government contractor who fled to Russia in 2013 after leaking documents about NSA surveillance programs, says he’s willing to go to jail in order to return to the United States: “I’ve volunteered to go to prison with the government many times. What I won’t do is I won’t serve as a deterrent to people trying to do the right thing in difficult situations.”
According to Snowden, he is still waiting for Department of Justice officials to respond to his offer. Snowden faces multiple felony charges for theft of government property and espionage in the United States that may result in three decades imprisonment.
Steven Spielberg’s spy thriller Bridge of Spies recounts events from the 1960s Cold War era – but offers chilling similarities to the present…