Fall out? Snowden (top), whose whereabouts remain unknown, made the extraordinary claim as his father, Lon (bottom), told US television he intended to travel to Russia to see his son
- Snowden made claim as father, Lon, plans to travel to Russia to see his son
- Lon’s legal team said yesterday they didn’t trust Guardian or WikiLeaks
- Also said Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald touted story out for seven-figure sum
- Snowden: ‘They know nothing special and do not represent me in any way’
- He adds: ‘Don’t exploit tragic vacuum of my father’s emotional compromise’
Earlier this week, Lon Snowden secured documents to visit his son in Russia and plans to discuss how he could fight espionage charges.
Neither he nor his attorney Bruce Fein have spoken directly with the former NSA analyst since he fled the United States and received asylum in Russia, they said.
But the father and lawyer also said they look forward to meeting with Edward Snowden to consider options for the leaker to return to the United States at some point.
‘As a father, I want my son to come home if I believe that the justice system … is going to be applied correctly,’ Lon Snowden said.