Snowden: Government Officials Want to ‘Put a Bullet in My Head’


snowdenFormer U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that U.S. government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA’s collection of telephone records and emails. ┬áIn what German public broadcaster ARD said was Snowden’s first television interview, Reuters reports, Snowden also said he believes the NSA has monitored other top German government officials along with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to Reuters, Snowden told ARD that he felt there are “significant threats” to his life but he said that he nevertheless sleeps well because he believes he did the right thing by informing the public about the NSA’s activities.

“I’m still alive and don’t lose sleep for what I did because it was the right thing to do,” said Snowden at the start of what ARD said was a six-hour interview that was filmed in a Moscow hotel suite. ARD aired 40 minutes of the six-hour interview. “There are significant threats but I sleep very well,” he said before referring to a report on a U.S. website that he said quoted anonymous U.S. officials saying his life was in danger. These people, and they are government officials, have said they would love to put a bullet in my head or poison me when I come out of the supermarket and then watch me die in the shower,” Snowden said.

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  1. Mr. Snowden is more of a pariah to his own soul than the Americans are even going to be worried if he lives or dies. Never Again.