In a wide-ranging interview with NBC anchor Brian Williams, Snowden revealed he had destroyed most of the data he stolen from the NSA databanks and was not a pawn for Russia, where he is living in exile.
Serial security leaker Edward Snowden is a free American who can’t come home — but he sleeps with a clear conscience.
“I may have lost my ability to travel,” Snowden said in a Moscow interview with NBC anchor Brian Williams that aired Wednesday in New York.
“But I’ve gained the ability to go to sleep at night and to put my head on the pillow and feel comfortable that I’ve done the right thing, even when it was the hard thing,” the 30-year-old former national security analyst said.
Yet in the next breath, the self-declared “patriot” confessed to missing his family and his country.