https://morningconsult.com/2016/12/22/d ... americans/
Snowden asked that writers like Greenwald only reveal intel that won't endanger lives.
Snowden’s defenders maintain that the U.S. government has for years exaggerated the damage his disclosures caused. Glenn Greenwald, an Intercept co-founder and former journalist at The Guardian, said there are “thousands upon thousands of documents” that journalists have chosen not to publish because they would harm peoples’ reputation or privacy rights or because it would expose “legitimate surveillance programs.”
“It’s been almost five years since newspapers around the world began reporting on the Snowden archive and the NSA has offered all kinds of shrill and reckless rhetoric about the ‘damage’ it has caused, but never any evidence of a single case of a life being endangered let alone harmed,” Greenwald said.
https://apnews.com/article/797f390ee28b ... 3cfedf0593
Also, I was Pre-Law. One thing I remember is that justice is not always served. I doubt Snowden would ever get a fair trial in the US unless the judge was liberal. Many conservative judges would want to see him rot in prison for "treason" and ultra conservatives might even want the death penalty.