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Edward Snowden's father: My son is not a traitor Published: June 28, 2013

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The father of Edward Snowden acknowledged Friday that his son broke U.S. law, in an exclusive interview on TODAY, but maintained that he is not a traitor for releasing classified information about the government’s previously secret surveillance programs.

“At this point I don't feel that he's committed treason. He has in fact broken U.S. law, in a sense that he has released classified information,” Lonnie Snowden told NBC’s Michael Isikoff.

“And if folks want to classify him as a traitor, in fact he has betrayed his government. But I don't believe that he's betrayed the people of the United States. “

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