Snowden says he might face U.S. retaliation for his disclosures, but he is not worried

By Stephanie Kirchner, January 27, 2014

BERLIN — Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said in an interview broadcast Sunday that U.S. officials might take deadly revenge against him for disclosing American surveillance secrets.

Snowden told the German public TV broadcaster ARD that he had not faced any direct threats or intimidation since seeking asylum in Russia last summer. But he cited an article from the Web site Buzzfeed that quoted anonymous officials from the U.S. military and National Security Agency as saying they wished they could kill him.

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