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Snowden's Dad: Edward May Never Return Home

As he arrives in Russia in hope of visiting his fugitive son

(Newser) - With Edward Snowden's lawyer in tow, dad Lon Snowden arrived in Russia early today in the hope of seeing his fugitive son. "I am his father, I love my son, and I certainly hope I will have an opportunity to see my son," he told Reuters , though... More »

Snowden Dad: I've Got Visa to Go to Russia

Unclear when he'll go visit

(Newser) - Edward Snowden's dad says Russia has given him a visa so that he might visit the NSA leaker, reports the AP . Speaking this morning with ABC's This Week, Lon Snowden confirmed that he's got the necessary paperwork, but was mum on when he might make the actual... More »

Blame Snowden Leaks on ... Sequester?

Father's interview with Washington Post raises the possibility

(Newser) - Edward Snowden might not be dropping any bombshells like this one had it not been for the sequester. That intriguing theory is bubbling up this afternoon thanks to an interview that Snowden's father, Lon, gave to the Washington Post . The key paragraph from interviewer Jerry Markon:
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Snowden's Dad: He'll Come Home If...

Lonnie Snowden sends letter to Justice Department, says son is not a traitor

(Newser) - Lonnie Snowden wants his son to come home, and he thinks he knows how to entice him to come. Snowden has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder saying that he's fairly confident Edward would return to the US to face trial if the Justice Department guarantees he... More »

Snowden's Dad: 'Come Home and Face This'

Lon Snowden calls on son not to commit treason

(Newser) - Edward Snowden 's dad has a message for his son, via Fox News : It's time to come home. In the meantime, "I hope, I pray and I ask that you will not release any secrets that could constitute treason," Lon Snowden says. Some would like... More »

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