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They canceled my passport. When I landed, I could no longer travel. So I get pulled out of passport control and brought into a room. And yes! The Russian intelligence service was like, "do you want to cooperate? Do you have any information?
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But here's a circumstance when they don't have to do anything to do the right thing.
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That is the one thing the government has refused to guarantee because they won't provide me access to what's called a "public interest defense. Snowden, in all due respect, criminals and alleged criminals barely get to decide the terms of their trial. They broke the law and they face the consequences. What makes you different? Again, I'm not asking for a parade.
They want to use special procedures. They want to be able to close the court room. They want the public not to be able to know what's going on.
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And all of the journalists that have been handling this archive for years have said that's not accurate. Of course that's not going to go very.
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And these guys said "the public has a right to know this," and I required them as a condition — these journalists — as a condition of access to this archive of material, to make an agreement that they'd publish no story simply because it was interesting, no story simply because it was newsworthy.
They could only publish stories they said were in the public interest to know. And as an extraordinary measure on top of this, to sort of reconstruct the system of checks and balances that have failed internally in government between the executive and legislative and judicial branches, the journalists would then in advance of publication, warn the government about the story they were about to break.
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Is it a war built on lies? Or is it the revelation of those lies? Is it the construction of a system of mass surveillance that violates our rights?
This has been tricky to establish. The Wikimedia v. NSA complaint, filed last week in the District Court of Maryland, is the first to have the Snowden revelations squarely in its rear view, offering it a level of Great guy with tool looking for nsa fun and detail the cases lacked.
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Some Montrose PA wife swapping security legal experts say that could work. But until that happens, Wikimedia and its co-plaintiffs have a heavy legal burden to carry.
That suit faltered after Congress in granted retroactive immunity to telecom companies that had participated in the intelligence gathering, but the EFF picked up the same legal argument in Jewel v. Ultimately, the EFF had a dim view of what was going on inside Room A — Klein had been inside it only once, and much of what he knew came from conversations with coworkers referred to Looking nsa this morning court only Cranston sex wives pseudonyms.
In dismissing Jewel v. The Snowden documents were revealed while Jewel v. NSA was in progress.