DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Edward Snowden

The United States Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden for violating his non-disclosure agreements with the NSA and the CIA.

According to The Hill:

The U.S. sued Edward Snowden Tuesday for violating nondisclosure agreements with the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency by publishing his new book “Permanent Record.”

Snowden, best known as the former intelligence analyst who leaked information about the NSA’s global and domestic surveillance programs, released his book Tuesday.

The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, does not seek to block the publishing of the book, but instead asks for any profits Snowden makes from it.

“Intelligence information should protect our nation, not provide personal profit,” G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement.

Snowden has taken the opportunity to use the lawsuit to promote his book.

The promotion is odd, however, seeing that he will likely receive no money from the book.


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