01/17/2014 04:27 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Assange: Snowden To Respond To Obama's NSA Speech

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Edward Snowden will offer a response to President Obama's major speech on government surveillance, according to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"Edward Snowden next week will be making, I believe, an online response to President Obama on freesnowden.is," he said during an appearance on CNN.

Snowden, a former NSA contractor, triggered a national debate over government surveillance after leaking documents revealing widespread state snooping.

Watch Assange's appearance in its entirety here. His discussion of Snowden comes at the 10 minute mark.