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08/27/2013 08:22 am ET Updated Oct 27, 2013

Glenn Greenwald: I'll Travel To US, But 'There Is Definitely A Risk'

AP

In an interview with the website Truthout, Glenn Greenwald vowed to travel to the United States, thought not before he consults with lawyers.

Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, was infamously detained by British authorities at Heathrow airport, and the Guardian has announced a partnership with American news outlets thanks to what it sees as a climate of intimidation in the UK.

In the interview, Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, said he wouldn't "be kept out of my country for doing journalism," but he said there was a "risk" in coming to America:

"At the same time, the Obama Administration has become notorious for targeting the newsgathering process and trying to criminalize investigative journalism. There are prominent journalists and politicians in the United States who have called for my arrest. Obviously what just happened, with my partner being detained for 9 hours under a terrorism law by the US' loyal servant in the UK, makes that analysis even a little bit more cumbersome - the idea that there is a real possibility that I could be arrested. I am working with lawyers. I absolutely intend that I will come back to my country when I choose, but I am not going to pretend that I think there is zero risk. There is definitely a risk, and it is less trivial than it was 3 days ago."

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