December 17th, 2013
03:19 PM ET

Snowden offers to help Brazil probe NSA

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has written an "open letter to the people of Brazil" offering to help investigate U.S. surveillance of Brazilian citizens.

The letter was posted on the website pastebin and on the Facebook page of David Michael Miranda, partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, according to a tweet from Greenwald.

In the letter, Snowden says he has told Brazilian lawmakers that he is willing to help investigate "suspected crimes against Brazilian citizens."

"I have expressed my willingness to assist wherever appropriate and lawful, but unfortunately the United States government has worked very hard to limit my ability to do so - going so far as to force down the Presidential Plane of Evo Morales to prevent me from traveling to Latin America!

"Until a country grants permanent political asylum, the U.S. government will continue to interfere with my ability to speak."

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  1. Omooba

    Anyone defending Snowden must have something to hide. What are you hiding that you do not want people to know? I do not care if U.S Government knows who i slept with yesterday as long i do not participate in any crime or any subversive acts against my country.
    To offer help to a foreign government in investigating your country is a subversive act that must be punished.
    He is a traitor!!!! Period.

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