Glenn Greenwald on ‘Meet the Press’, msn NBCNews.com
David Gregory interviews Glenn Greenwald the Guardian columnist about his association with Edward Snowden the NSA whistleblower, and the danger to individuals who shed light on classified government programs. He asked: “Why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?”
Glenn Greenwald interviewed Edward Snowden the NSA whistleblower in Kowloon hotel, Hong Kong. Their first meeting took place on the 1 June 2013 and a video interview was published by the guardian on the 9th of June 3013.
David Gregory & Glenn Greenwald Interview Transcript
David Gregory: Would that would meet the criteria for what you’ve outlined this morning on where he’d like to be?
Glenn Greenwald: Right. Well, venezuela has a democratically elected government, though it has lots of problems in its political system and i think the real question is why should an american who joined the U.S. military, worked for the CIA, worked for the NSA, why does he feel that he has to flee the United States simply because he stepped forward in a very careful way, goes to newspapers, reveals wrongdoing on the part of government officials? Why does he feel he has to flee? The McClatchy article answered that question; It said the Obama administration has been unprecedentedly aggressive and vindictive in how it punishes whistleblowers as enemies of the state. Why are whistleblowers being treated in this fashion?