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-- the self proclaimed leaker has apparently broken his silence -- Snowden is now claiming the US government has been.
Hacking into computers and home call the US hacking Chinese computers for years.
The south China morning post newspaper reports it interviewed Snowden from some secret location inside Hong Kong in the newspaper reports details.
About how the interview was conducted are being kept secret it's -- request.
Remember Snowden is the one who told two other newspapers that he left his home and girlfriend in Hawaii weeks ago.
Before a city handed over documents that show how the Fed to keeping tab and all of our phone records and much of what we do on line.
Snowden told the south China newspaper that he did not want to leave Hong Kong adding I would rather stay and fight the United States government in the courts.
-- I have faith in Hong Kong's.
Rule of law and civil liberties groups have called him a hero but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle some of them say that he the US must prosecute anybody behind those leaks.
Trace Gallagher has more on this now Trace -- reportedly says he feels safe in Hong Kong.
Feel -- -- and says he plans to stay until he's asked to leave then he says he's had many chances over the last couple weeks to flee but.
He's clearly positioning himself.
As a hero who's willing to stand and fight saying to the Chinese newspaper I'm quoting here last week the American government happily operated in the shadows with no respect for the consent.
Of the governed but no longer.
Every level of society is demanding accountability and oversight the reality is that I have acted.
At great personal risk to help the public of the world regardless of whether that public -- American European or Asian.
But experts say he's gonna have a tough time waging his fight.
From the shadows and that he's not Jason -- and will not remain invisible listen.
Even for someone who's trained even for someone who's -- in operations for a long time just disappearing.
Going off the radar screen entirely.
Is a very difficult process it's more difficult when you've now been in the media and everybody knows your your face and and your background story.
Baker also believes in the United States -- and -- they will get him.
Trace Gallagher live Trace thanks very much straight.
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