Edward Snowden Breaking News: Virginia Court To Hear Edward Snowden NSA Leak Case

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Edward Snowden Breaking News: Virginia Court To Hear Edward Snowden NSA Leak Case

by Wochit 0:57 mins

The federal court in Virginia where the Justice Department has decided to charge Edward Snowden with leaking secrets about U.S. surveillance programs has a long track record of hearing cases related not only to national security cases but also to cyber crime. The Obama administration sharply warned Hong Kong against slow-walking the extradition of Edward Snowden, reflecting concerns over a prolonged legal battle before the government contractor ever appears in a U.S. courtroom to answer espionage charges for revealing two highly classified surveillance programs. According to a court document made public, the United States has filed espionage charges against Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who admitted revealing secret surveillance programs to media outlets.

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