Edward Snowden condemns Trump’s mistreatment of whistleblower who exposed Ukraine scandal
The US Justice Department sued former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden in an attempt to block him from profiting from his new book AFP/File / FREDERICK FLORIN

"We have had so much mistreatment of whistleblowers here."

Responding to news of a whistleblower’s complaint at the center of an impeachment inquiry filed against President Trump this week, famed whistleblower Edward Snowden speaks about his own decision to leak classified documents in 2013.

The House Intelligence Committee has released the declassified whistleblower complaint, which details a July phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president. The White House is trying "to make the conversation not about the allegations," Snowden told Democracy Now! "They want to talk about the whistleblower rather than the government’s own wrongdoing."