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US considering amnesty for NSA leaker Snowden

Published:Monday | December 16, 2013 | 12:54 PM

The US National Security Agency (NSA) says it’s considering offering an amnesty to fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden if he agrees to stop leaking secret documents.



Disclosures by the former intelligence worker have revealed the extent of the NSA's spying activity.



Richard Ledgett, the man in charge of assessing the leaks' damage, said he could be open to an amnesty deal.



However, he says he would need assurances that the remainder of the data could be secured.



Ledgett says he is deeply worried about highly classified documents not yet public that are among the 1.7 million files Snowden is believed to have accessed.



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