Diplomatic And Legal Twists In NSA Leaker Case
Former government contractor Edward Snowden fled Hong Kong and arrived in Moscow yesterday. His flight was aided by the whistle-blower web site Wikileaks. Snowden’s ultimate destination is unknown, but the government of Ecuador confirmed he has requested asylum there. The U.S. has charged Snowden with three felonies: two counts of espionage and one of theft. His passport was revoked on Saturday and a warrant was issued for his request. Diane and her guests discuss the latest on Snowden’s flight and what it means for relations between the U.S. and Russia, China, and any country that ends up taking him in.
senior foreign affairs columnist for Global Post, politics professor at Harvard University and former under secretary of state.
author of "The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America."
national security editor for NPR.