Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
•Sep 17, 2019
On the eve of his memoir ‘Permanent Record’ being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC’s Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. This is their discussion in its entirety, edited down slightly for clarity. Aired on 9/17/2019. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: http://MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
Commenting publicly as Mike Besse
You know a country is corrupt when exposing a crime is a crime in itself !
Give Snowden a pardon he is an American hero ,a hero for the people.
His thought about President Trump-he wants people to like him? Well, what President (or most people) don’t?
This guy would be stupid to come back!he’s as much as been told we’re going to harm you if you returned and if you open your mouth to tell the truth!
He should be nominated for the Nobel Prize of peace. His situation has shown how intolerant and lacking freedom and human rights USA is.
As a senior software engineer with a background in cyber security, I have to say that this man is my personal hero for exposing the criminality on behalf of a false sense of security. I have to tip my hat to such a man that has sacrificed everything in the name of whistleblowing. What would you do if this were you? Could you honestly walk away and risk your life, freedom, family, friends and your country in the name of doing what is right? Could you really do what this man did?
Edward Snowden is hero and he should be allowed to come home.
To a certain extent, he gave up his own freedom to protect the freedom of others.
GOD BLESS THIS MAN OF INTEGRITY… The world need more men like him!
He did not face the music is because he could not get Justice here. He knows that our government is wrong. There is no question. Why should he face the music if he could not have a defence.
Edward Snowden is a thoughtful, intelligent, honest man who is worth listening to. I wish him well.
Just wondering when people are going to realize that Edward Snowden is a true United States hero and patriot.
A government is 100 % corrupt when WHISTLEBLOWING ON CRIME BECOMES A CRIME 📢
Dude! Edward Snowden KILLED this interview. Love his answers.
The fact the the US Government just hung out to dry all the whistle blowers who went through the proper loops actually justifies Snowden’s actions that got him in trouble with the US Government. This is not good
If anyone deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, it’s Snowden.
The biggest honor one can achieve in life is self-sacrifice for the greater good. I consider Edward Snowden a hero and a true patriot.
Thank you Edward Snowden for what you’ve done. Not just for the United States, but for the world. If only we could all be as courageous as him.
It sounds like two actors reading and performing their scripts.
This is the man he’s the greatest American his only crime was finding out the truth and it’s ridiculous that he’s basically a subject of a witch-hunt
“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” Thomas Jefferson
“feelings matter increasingly more than facts, and that is toxic to democracy” – Edward Snowden
When a citizen puts our rights before their own lives they should be rewarded for doing so. Snowden is a hero
I think I speak for all Aussie people when I say: I LOVE EDWARD SNOWDEN!!
“FACTS HAVE TO MATTER MORE THAN FEELINGS” this man is spot on.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fear the people, there is liberty.
Hello CIA I’m only watching this for research purposes
Snowdon is a standout citizen as far as I can tell. Intelligent, rational, empathetic, forward thinking. The fact that he’s subject to such crude and brutish charges shows how little our nations powerful have evolved such we emerged on the savannahs of Africa. Any person with a modicum of common sense knows that Snowden’s case is about as far from justice as one can be. How he can be in ‘trouble’ whilst real villains act with impunity, indeed popularity; is beyond me.
In any system built on lies, the truth is always punished.
Any half assed intelligent human being and American citizen would agree that you did the right thing , the laws are desperately outdated .
I appreciate that Snowden wasn’t interrupted during the interview.
He is no Villain! He is Robin Hood of the Digital World.
This man is smarter than all USA government combined.
“the government should be afraid of the people; the people shouldn’t be afraid of the government.”👏👏👏
This man is a traitor, the only way he comes back is in handcuff’s.
this is a serious guy, he answers every question with clear thinking logic. he’s trustworthy.
I think this man wouldn´t even need a lawler if he had a fair trial.
Snowden, make NO mistake, you are a HERO.
He shows how dangerous the truth really is.
They vilified him in my IT course book. This man is an American hero!
As a German I’m still so ashamed that we didn’t grant him asylum.
Wow, punish a whistleblower, why? He should be heard.
The fact that US citizens don’t talk about him anymore, is ver sad, shows how all media is in some way propaganda. But no one should fall for something so simple, if you can’t see through what you’re media is dictating is very dangerous, Never take anything at face value. Always question at a personal level. Edward snowden is a true patriot. He’s a soldier, fighting a war alone.
So much respect for Snowden, as americans we need to hear more information spoken in this format
“Tell the truth and run,” is an old saying, perhaps of Sufi or Islamic origins. Brian Williams question to Snowden, “Will you be returning to America to live out your life?” And even though Snowden is optimistic about the possibility of returning home, as long as he keeps telling the truth, as he sees it, he better keep on running, and stay far away from America. Freedom is sweet. Imprisonment is slow death. Stay away Edward. We need your perspective, even if it’s from another country. The emperor wears no clothes.
America did a massive disservice by labeling this man as a threat. He was looking out for all of us, risked his life and his family’s life for our freedom and we’ve all let him down. He deserves to be labeled a hero, that’s the only word I can think of, maybe one of the greatest patriots of our time.
“when tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.”
1:50 – ask yourself “is this what America has become?” Where not being tortured is considered a relief?