Diplomatic And Legal Twists In NSA Leaker Case

Diplomatic And Legal Twists In NSA Leaker Case

Edward Snowden left Hong Kong for Moscow a day after the U.S. made a formal request for his extradition. WikiLeaks says its helping him seek asylum in Ecuador. Diane and her guests discuss the diplomatic and legal twists in the NSA leaker's 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 His passport was revoked on Saturday and a warrant was issued for his request.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.

Guests

Ambassador Nicholas Burns

senior foreign affairs columnist for Global Post, politics professor at Harvard University and former under secretary of state.

James Bamford

author of "The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America."

Bruce Auster

national security editor for NPR.

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