The former intelligence contractor, who became a fugitive after revealing mass U.S. surveillance, said he and his wife were taking the step to give the family more freedom crossing borders.
The former intelligence contractor still hopes to return to the United States. But the Russian authorities have given him the right to stay in Russia indefinitely.
The Justice Department is seeking to seize a $2 million advance because President Trump’s former top aide published the book, which criticizes Mr. Trump, without written permission.
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The release of a newly declassified ruling follows a separate decision by an appeals court that a defunct National Security Agency program was illegal.
The remarks seemed to be a shift for President Trump, who repeatedly called Mr. Snowden a “traitor” and “spy who should be executed” in the years before his election.
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