Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

On the eve of his memoir 'Permanent Record' being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC's Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. This is their discussion in its entirety, edited down slightly for clarity.
Aired on 9/17/2019.
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Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC




  • Both Ed and Julian need to be given back their freedoms, and the control freaks that have persecuted them should be punished.

    chris woodchris wood35 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Our government has never been for the people. It's all about money power and fame. If you keep the people blind to the truth, they become blind and you can control the masses. Remember people..THE GOVERNMENT HAD JESUS KILLED.

    Willie HiggsWillie Higgs3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Coming home? Why when I can be protected by one of the most repressive countries in the world that uses me for propaganda. Ego-maniac!

    C DC D3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Edward Snowden is a TRAITOR! I don't want to hear or see him again! and tell your friends!

    Ray Big HRay Big H3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • There IS a theory that Snowden has ALWAYS been a CIA "asset"...acting under orders....and is STILL acting under orders today. And what were those orders?: Sully the name and reputation of the NSA...so the CIA could make the case that the CIA takeover its functions and responsibilities. The NSA is VERY powerful. Monitoring communications all over the world is probably MUCH more effective in obtaining intelligence than the CIA's M.O. of placing agents around the world to do that. So the CIA taking over the NSA's functions would be a MAJOR coup to not only make the CIA more effective but to eliminate a major threat to their funding...the current and MORE EFFECTIVE... NSA.

    BADGUY 1BADGUY 14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This entire interview is pointless. Nothing he says matters. But nice try.

    o oo o4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • What Edward has done is not more illegal than what the government have done! So before trying to catch him, please catch yourself USA's government!

    Manu AileManu Aile5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I would have to agree with Edward Snowden where allegations of national security compromise is concerned since 2013. The bad guys may have changed their tactics once the NSA's metadata scheme was revealed, but other than the Boston Bomber, there hasn't been a domestic terror attack by a well organized foreign terrorist organization against the U.S. So, in that light, the only reason Edward Snowden hasn't been allowed to return home are moot. I also agree with Snowden's assessment if what "national security" constitutes today. It's no longer about leaked classified information that if allowed to fall into the wrong hands can be harmful to U.S. interests or intelligence gathering capabilities. It's about collective intelligence and political institutions (i.e., State Dept) being rendered ineffective. But if you've paid attention to current events, you know it doesn't take Ann Edward Snowden to do that. It just takes one carefully placed private citizen acting on behave of the POTUS to change that dynamic in a very HUGE way. Provided the law get changed where he can defend his actions, Edward Snowden should be allowed to return home.

    Zebert BrownZebert Brown5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:20 Snowden laughed at this moment because of course he would realize the real intention of that "question" wether he still feels home in the States.....it was the cheap Attempt at the very Beginning to point out the narrative of someone foreign we don't really have to sympahtize with....i mean who is he like is he even american...haha lord that reminds right now bout that birth certificate

    Aston AAston A7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    John LindenJohn Linden7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    John LindenJohn Linden7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Intermedia fake media and Brian trying to get Edward Snowden traitor is booked to take the court and say here it is you catch meant we got a whistleblower wrote the book on President Trump LOL guilty as written LOL go after sales young effing swamp creatures

    deacon bluedeacon blue7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This man needs to be thrown in prison and the key thrown way. He went to Russia and gave all are security info to them putting are country at risk!!!

    kenneth reakenneth rea9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Lololololololololololol.....please please please continue I never laugh so hard....I only watch socialists tabloids for a good laugh...

    R. RenovatusR. Renovatus9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I bet he hates Amazon, because the biggest part of Amazons business is to collect as much information about us as possible

    Marco BowenMarco Bowen11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • If you fear God, you need fear no man.

    B HB H12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • He's a True American Hero and a American Constitutionalist Patriotic Protection Preservation Association" and High Ranking Member of My Organization the #ACPPPA POLITICAL PARTY !!!,,,, ARE YOU A DEMOCRAT "? NO I'M A CONSTITUTIONALIST AND A AMERICAN Patriot !!!,,,,🦉 MR.BEGLEY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATE'S OF AMERICA !!!,,,, THE PEOPLE'S🦅 CHOICE !!!,,,,#LINCOLNEXPRESS 2020 🚆#SPOTTEDOWL🇺🇸 👑😎🔱🔮 🗡🛡🏟🦅 working.... ♻ 🐰🎩🕳♠♠♠♠♠

    Shawn BegleyShawn Begley14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The only people in the world that care about the downfall of America are less than half of actual Americans.

    Bad KatBad Kat15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • It's crazy that Snowden in the eyes of many is the criminal, while Trump who breaks laws left and right is President...

    grimm00002grimm0000216 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Edward is on the right side and plays a fair game, but the law doesn't play by the same rules.

    André SchwartzAndré Schwartz16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • When I first heard about Snowden, I thought he was a traitor to his country, etc, etc. without finding out what he done. When I saw the John Oliver interview with him a few years ago, eventhough I thought it was supposed be a joke, it was insightful. My opinion of Snowden was more positive. This interview just confirmed that he saw something wrong and had to say something. It wasn't to become famous, celebrity or anything like that. He should come home and have his due process fairly. My original assumption was based on incomplete facts. I didn't know that the government forced him to go to Russia which I considered traitorous. I never thought about my life was being violated until Snowden. He opened my eyes!

    Charles RayCharles Ray16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Edward Snowden is the Danial Ellsburg of our time.

    Allan JohnsonAllan Johnson19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • A moral man, a true hero!

    mlg4035mlg403520 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • TRAITOR..... LIKE TRUMP... is it ironic he's getting Refuge from Putin and Putin owns Trump the United States of Russia check it out🇷🇺

    Prutiss BartlowPrutiss Bartlow20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • He looks pale-------------------->he must be snowed in.

    Claude BawlsClaude Bawls21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • He's the right side of the USA. Someone that put his life in jeopardy for the common good. Someone that is intelligent, a master technician on his field. Well spoken with a clear message. Someone with a coherent discourse and perceived integrity. Someone that puts the truth above personal comfort. He's the right side of USA where the righteous attitude towards the American people and the people of other countries matters more than hollow patriotism. He's on the side of real democracy. He's on the opposite side of buffoons that value money, fame and power above else. He's on the opposite side of the "big brother". He's on the opposite side of racists, misogynists and xenophobes. He's educated and on the opposite side of stupid idiots puffing the chest with their fists and with a gun on their belt. He's a decent man.

    Bruno DiasBruno Dias21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • THANKU!MYFRIEND! LOVE❤!&HAPPINESS😃!2U. Edward Snowden, My COMPASSION! for U for being attacked for sharing the TRUTH! THANKU! SOMUCH LOVE! 2U.

    Jamie HartJamie Hart22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • That is why they killed Blackberry, cause they wanna know everything about everyone.🖤💯👌🏾

    COLD_NORTH_TV #1COLD_NORTH_TV #123 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I know you warned us.

    Resist TrumpResist Trumpวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Right there with ya Snowden...rtight there with ya...

    Curtiss 7.QCurtiss 7.Qวันที่ผ่านมา
  • If we do not allow Snowden to have a normal life, we are the ones losing out. I would like to read his book. There are many intelligent people out out there and we can learn from him. He has not been proved to be a traitor. There are people out there who have not served the United States in anyway, but are free to roam around purposelessly. All sorts of people are being pardoned, cats, dogs etc. Please pardon him. We could learn from him.

    Ann NaylorAnn Naylorวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like Edward Snowden is intelligent calm cool and collected. He will be a better president than someone we know Mr. Super Coooool, intelligent. He is better than some of the hacks that we have got now. xxxx Please pardon him. There are worse people all over the world. If we do not forgive him, we are the ones losing out. Let us not throw the baby away with the bath water. If we do not support him,.we are the ones losing out.

    Ann NaylorAnn Naylorวันที่ผ่านมา
  • IF ALL MEN WERE LIKE ED, I MEAN EDWARD, there wouldn't BE any Single WOMEN!!!

    JoAnn ChamnessJoAnn Chamnessวันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can't ask a man who's trying to get back into America what he honestly thinks of the orange man baby. He knows that if you upset Putin's man, you get nothing but retribution.

    K BilisolyK Bilisolyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • What gets me having worked for Cingular/AT&T during and after 911, we knew, everyone knew, it was a big huge project and we were not gagged, it was written up in trade magazines such as cellular today that the government via Homeland Security was hovering up all the data possible in the name of national security. The project, ours was named Access7, using the SS7 signaling system, tracks and records call data. We routed every voice circuit through this system, call setup data initially, then IP and SMS data. THIS was not news, it was publicly known. Snowden’s repeated statements that phones can be hacked. Yes, they can, but it is rarely done. Why? It is not necessary. Every single voice and data call is routed through the Access7 systems, they conversations are digitally recorded, and they do not need to bother jacking your phone because a simple query will give them your conversations, Internet history, texts and voicemails. Granted, data transfer makes data delayed, less than live, but a few hours isn’t a major issue. All they have to do is enter a query, location, cell site, cell number, whatever and in a minute the calls related show up for their perusal. Don’t know the number, but know where the target traveled, query the cell sites on a given route and time and the common denominators are listed, then a search will give them the numbers. Exclude those that didn’t start and end in your results (phone kept on traveling) and you are usually left with a very manageable data set. My point is Snowden... WHAT CRIME? We KNEW! I was passively involved! It wasn’t a big deal then and all of a sudden he is a criminal? My question is WHAT OTHER INFO DID HE TAKE THAT HASN’T BEEN RELEASED YET? Because what was released... we knew. Yes, some side effects that were unknown at the time, weaknesses are now known to be exploitable. We now know that foreign officials calls are monitored, but we also must assume that we are not the only country doing this, EVERY cellular company in the world may have similar programs. We now know that police can submit a retroactive request, say a murder or drug suspect, submit a request and they can get the call data and conversations still available in days. That and others uses are what we who installed the system did not know.

    Erin ThorErin Thorวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can not imagine what Trump would want to happen to this guy. I mean look at what he did when he found about the recent Russian reveal.

    Eddie PerezEddie Perezวันที่ผ่านมา
  • His brain is too bright to be wasted. He also is able to speak in layman's terms and now I wonder where we're heading!

    Beverly AntoniouBeverly Antoniouวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Snowdon is only guilty of exposing the Espionage by our shadow government.. we need 10 more Snowdon' s to finish draining the swamp.

    Tom BradyTom Bradyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Join in the biggest fight ever to keep us free of tyranny. Our country is under attack, our civil rights, our elections, our votes, our democratic rights. Expect cheating, and i am 100% certain he will claim victory no matter what! OPPONENTS GO TO JAIL. AUTOCRATS CHEAT, STEAL, AND BACK IT UP WITH POWER. DEMOCRACY 2020. VOTE. TRUTH TO POWER.

    To YoTo Yoวันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is a man stole papers that did not belong to him, than gave it to someone else who used it to basically blackmail

    Warren JacksonWarren Jacksonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • didn't this happen during Obamas time

    wanda micalwanda micalวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm a Canadian and have several rental units in Greater Toronto, happy to have you here! I'll even throw in a permanent rent reduction and a below market rental rate as a Thank You for your sacrifice...

    Ty SengTy Sengวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trumps Campaign Manager. Beaten disabled women and children are called Russian assets in America th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-cbhdKKqE1uE.html

    Kennedy Seal POWKennedy Seal POWวันที่ผ่านมา
  • If he wasn't helping. the Russian Government he wouldn't be still there and if he Crosses them he will come up Missing so no more Strippers!! But still if he Crosses them Pop they got 2 cans of. 🛢 🛢for you and her top's off.

    Ronald SmithRonald Smithวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Here we go again with the Cowboys and Indians, Good guys and Bad guys, white hats Black hats thing again. This time the bad guys have chosen the color RED.

    James CarterJames Carterวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gimme Vodka and Girl's Hotel room for a life time,and I've got the United States play book and the Democrats Servers Code to hack then and also the Electoral College Code number?? Wow

    Ronald SmithRonald Smithวันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Pizza Hut Pompeo" sticking to the Trump's Putin's puppet scripts. This "Red Russian Mobster" is just another "MAGA MAD HATTER" made in USA. In exchange for an extended Russian visit, did he become a asset for election interference?

    James CarterJames Carterวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Look he's giving the Russian the info on how to hack the Democrats so he's a traitor, giving our Enemies information that he Stole from the USA!! So we have to Change the elector College code and i hope they got a New password please.

    Ronald SmithRonald Smithวันที่ผ่านมา
  • He can't justify passing our secrets all over the world. Whisleblower go to IG or to Congress. Snowden thinks he so self righteous. He conjures Obama in hopes that Trump will pardon him. He is not a whistleblower.

    Michael PaysourMichael Paysourวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pardon this guy and Julian Assange

    Isaac PrasadIsaac Prasadวันที่ผ่านมา
  • He runs to China with terabytes of data. Is that the ‘ jury’ he wants to try his case? Russia. He runs there and discloses western agents as if Russia has no agents anywhere in the world. He wants a Russian trial? He claims he sent his complaints up the chain of command while in the USA...but what if he did not? No one can find any evidence he did! No. The bounty on SNOW-DUNCE is a Billion dollars...it WILL get collected ...or ....he gets cancelled😈😈😈😈😈😈😈....ended.......😁😂😁😂😁😂‼️

    Lord TutineanLord Tutineanวันที่ผ่านมา
  • This man should be at some point the president of the United States of America!

  • I wonder what would happen if Trump Pardoned Snowden?

    Deborah MeltonDeborah Meltonวันที่ผ่านมา
  • His actions have not benefited anyone , he's just a demagogue that could walk away from things he was not agreeing with and secondly his opinion on Trump is pure leftist

    Alex BenedekAlex Benedek2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Homeland security falsely created

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Correct

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trump symptoms not about him

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Separation church state

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Patriotism is dissent

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jury nulification is legal

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jury nulification

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sanders shall remove espionage act

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Chelsey Manning imprisoned

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Russia did what NSA spies on Americans ATT tapes my telephone line! Two wrongs doesn’t make a right

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • NSA spies on Americans violating my rights

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Espionage Age unconstitutional

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Remove WWI hate for Germans taking away my rights

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My hero

    Kerry Pay-MannKerry Pay-Mann2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ‘A man who’s never known a love he hasn’t had to pay for’. That is one of the most poignant and prescient remarks ever made about Donal Trump.

    Michele KettMichele Kett2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wasn’t sure at first but I have to say after looking into things he is not the bad guy.

    Richard LewisRichard Lewis2 วันที่ผ่านมา
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