Transcript for Snowden Breaks His Silence
is facing a difficult night. Very difficult scene. Edward Snowden granting a rare interview. The man now leveling a new claim the U.S. Is not only spying on other nations but spying on corporations around the world according to to Snowden. Here's ABC now. Reporter: Edward Snowden delivered his bombshell TV. The U.S. Didn't just spy on U.S. Governments. On other successful German companies for example to prevail -- to have the advantage of knowing what is going on in the scientific and economic world. I don't want to preeffort the editorial decisions of journalists. What I will say is there's no question that the U.S. Is engaged in economic spying. If there's information at see mans they think would be beneficial to the national interests. They'll go after that information. Reporter: They call it the Snowden effect eflt companies weary of doing business with the U.S. B the Snowden effect is when companies overseas are fearful of buying U.S. Equipment because they feel that the NSA has a back door. In other words, whatever is typed into the -- on to the software whafr it's used for is going to go automatically to NSA. Reporter: They said the U.S. Government was willing to discuss parameters if Snowden pleads guilty. He has harmed the national security of the United States. In ways that I know I can quantify. I can demonstrate. Were I allowed to share with you. Reporter: Snowden says he has no plans of returning to the U.S. He says he won't get a fair trial you should current U.S. Laws. Making headlines again. Now to the washings for
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