White House responds to petition on Edward Snowden, says ' He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers -- not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he's running away from the consequences of his actions' - @WeThePeople
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Edward Snowden, a former CIA and National Security Agency employee, released classified material on several secret NSA programs, including the PRISM surveillance program, to the Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times in 2013.
Snowden has said the motive behind his leaks is "to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them." - The Guardian