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Snowden Retained Expert in Espionage Act Defense

04/29/2014 07:33 am ET | Updated Apr 29, 2014
AP

Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided journalists a trove of classified documents, retained a well-known Washington defense lawyer last summer in hopes of reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would allow him to return to the United States and spare him significant prison time.

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