NSA Leaker's Father Speaks Out: 'I Want My Son To Come Home'

Lou Snowden said plans have been made to reunite with his son Edward in Russia.
3:00 | 08/11/13

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The father of NSA -- Edward Snowden is speaking out telling ABC news that his son is not a -- and although student's father says he believes in the American justice system. He does not think as some would get a fair trial if he returns from Russia ABC's Susan -- only in Washington tonight. As a father I want my son to come home to today. In an exclusive interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos -- snowed -- his father of fugitive and NSA leader Edwards Newton. Such plans have been made to reunite in Russia you're going to Moscow and AM Bruce Fein -- the family's lawyer and says it will happen very soon we have visas we have a date which we won't disclose right now because that makes him a frenzy. The purpose of the trip to come up with the criminal defense against charges of espionage. What I would like is for this to be. That it. And open court for the American people have all the facts but the. The elder Snowden is not convinced his son could get a fair trial when used. Consider many of the statements made by our leaders will pay employees and the -- so to speak in terms of a potential jury poll just Friday. President Obama had this to say I don't think mr. -- -- was very -- there were other avenues available. For somebody whose conscience. Was stirred and mr. Obama outlined new measures to reform the secret surveillance programs that -- revealed. Saying he would have done it anyway I called for a thorough review of our surveillance. Operations. Before mr. snow and maybe his -- And this weekend Julian Assange the WikiLeaks founder also took issue with the administration saying quote. Reforms have been made and for that Edward Snowden is owed a debt of gratitude. Others say he's only earned his felony charges.

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