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Snowden's Father: Son Can't Get Fair Trial in US

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 07:22 PM

By Greg Richter

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden's father doesn't believe his son can get a fair trial in the United States right now and urges him to stay in Russia until the situation changes.

"My message to him is to stay safe, stay secure," Lon Snowden said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" on Tuesday. "And I hope he does, in fact, find refuge in Russia until we are confident that he can receive a fair trial back on U.S. soil. And at this time my message to him is that I am not confident at all."

Snowden's father says he has no faith in the Attorney General Eric Holder.

"We have attempted to work with the Justice Department and the people who are conducting this investigation, and I have lost faith in their interest in assuring that he is given a fair trial," Snowden said. "I think the focus is to bring him back and prosecute him to the fullest. The focus is not justice, it's to prosecute him."

To President Barack Obama, Snowden said, "Stay true to your oath. Support and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of your ability. That is the top line of your job description."

Addressing the verdict of U.S. Army leaker Bradley Manning earlier in the day, Snowden said the two cases are "completely different." Manning, who gave a giant cache of documents to the website WikiLeaks, pulled off the largest disclosure of classified documents in U.S. history.

"My son has exercised discretion in the information he has shared," Snowden told CNN.

And while Edward Snowden has said he admires Bradley Manning, "I think what he certainly admires is that he's an individual that took a stand," the elder Snowden said.

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