12 p.m. PT Thursday
Questions for Snowden can be submitted on Twitter on Thursday using the #AskSnowden hashtag.
@jaketapper #AskSnowden Under what conditions would you agree to return to the U.S.?
Returning to the US, I think, is the best resolution for the government, the public, and myself, but its unfortunately not possible in the face of current whistleblower protection laws, which through a failure in law did not cover national security contractors like myself.
The hundred-year old law under which Ive been charged, which was never intended to be used against people working in the public interest, and forbids a public interest defense. This is especially frustrating, because it means theres no chance to have a fair trial, and no way I can come home and make my case to a jury.
Maybe when Congress comes together to end the programs the PCLOB just announced was illegal, theyll reform the Whistleblower Protection Act, and well see a mechanism for all Americans, no matter who they work for, to get a fair trial.
I musta missed the whole thing by now...