Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents about U.S. surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum

PARIS -- Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum.

Snowden unsuccessfully applied for asylum in France in 2013 under Macron's predecessor, Francois Hollande. He has also sought asylum in several other countries.

Snowden's memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time, will be released Tuesday in about 20 countries, including France.

The French presidency did not comment.