Edward Snowden


Sun June 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Ecuador Says NSA Leaker Has Asked For Asylum

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 3:20 pm

A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on Sunday.
Vincent Yu Associated Press

(This story was last updated at 5:17 p.m. ET)

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor accused of leaking classified surveillance information, has asked Ecuador for asylum, the country's foreign minister says.

Snowden left Hong Kong earlier Sunday bound for a "third country," the government in the Asian hub said. He later landed in Moscow.

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino Aroca, who is on an official visit to Vietnam, said:

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Sat June 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Snowden Extradition Could Get Snarled In Hong Kong Courts

Originally published on Sat June 22, 2013 6:52 pm

A banner shows support for Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong on Monday.
Philippe Lopez AFP/Getty Images

Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon tells CBS News that Washington has asked Hong Kong to turn over NSA leaker Edward Snowden under the terms of a 1998 extradition treaty between the two governments.

"Hong Kong has been a historically good partner of the United States in law enforcement matters and we expect them to comply with the treaty in this case," Donilon said.

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Fri June 21, 2013
National Security

U.S. Charges NSA Leaker Snowden With Espionage



NPR has learned that the U.S. Department of Justice has prepared the documents to formally charge Edward Snowden with espionage. Snowden is the former contractor who has publicized details of two U.S. surveillance programs through the British newspaper The Guardian. NPR's Carrie Johnson joins us now with the latest, and Carrie, everyone's been waiting for this shoe to drop. What do we know about the government's plans to proceed?

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Wed June 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Snowden Reportedly In 'Informal' Asylum Talks With Iceland

Edward Snowden, the man commonly called "the NSA leaker" for his role in publishing documents that exposed a secret U.S. surveillance program, would reportedly not receive special treatment from the United Nations if he applies for asylum. The AP says Snowden is in "informal talks" with Iceland about applying for asylum there.

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Tue June 18, 2013
The Two-Way

The House Hearing On NSA Surveillance In 3 Audio Clips

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 3:21 pm

Sean Joyce, right, deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation testifies before the House Select Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.
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  • Deputy Attorney General James Cole
  • NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander