Tuesday, June 10, 2014

REPORT: U.S. in Talks with Snowden on Possible Plea Deal

Federal prosecutors recently held discussions with representatives of  Edward Snowden on a possible deal involving his return to the United States to face charges of stealing more than a million secret NSA documents, according to U.S. officials, reports the neocon website the Washington Free Beacon..

Discussions on Snowden’s return were held in the past several weeks between prosecutors in the Justice Department’s National Security Division and Plato Cacheris, a long-time Washington defense lawyer who in the past represented several U.S. spies, including some who reached plea bargains rather than go to trial.

Cacheris declined to comment when asked about the discussions. “There’s nothing to report,” he told the Washington Free Beacon.

No details of the discussions could be learned. But the talks, according to WFB, focused on a plea deal that would result in Snowden returning to the United States to face lesser charges in exchange for returning the large cache of secret documents, said officials familiar with some aspects of the talks.


1 comment:

  1. So he doesn't disclose anything of value, and now they offer him a pardon in exchange to "return" the documents. If he gave everything he had to Glenn Greenwald, how is he going to do that? RW was right all along, this was just a tool to legitimize parallel construction. This whole thing stinks.