AP - Edward Snowden's Father: 'Son Better Off Now Staying In Russia'Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 22:32
AP - Edward Snowden's Father: 'Son Better Off Now Staying In Russia'
By MATTHEW BARAKAT
Jul 26, 7:06 PM EDT
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said Friday his son has been so vilified by the Obama administration and members of Congress that he is now better off staying in Russia.
Lon Snowden of Allentown, Pa., had been working behind the scenes with lawyers to try to find a way his son could get a fair trial in the U.S. Edward Snowden has been charged in federal court in Alexandria with violating the Espionage Act by leaking details of NSA surveillance.