Reports: Edward Snowden charged with espionage

The former NSA contractor who leaked to the Guardian may now face a sealed criminal complaint

Published June 21, 2013 11:21PM (EDT)

A Justice Department official says a sealed criminal complaint has been filed against Edward Snowden in the National Security Agency surveillance case.

The official declined to specify the criminal charges against the former NSA contractor who has admitted providing information to the news media about two highly classified NSA surveillance programs.

The official, who spoke anonymously, was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name.

By Pete Yost


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