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"Citizenfour," the newly released documentary about Edward Snowden, is engrossing mainly because we get to see, up very close, the man behind the controversy.The legal scholars I consulted – none of them die-hard conservatives or national security hawks – felt that Snowden could get a fair trial.The government would try to prove that Snowden broke the law by leaking classified government documents. Snowden would want to mount a defense that explained his motives and the benefits that resulted from his actions. Snowden has argued that previous whistleblowers – such as the National Security Agency's Thomas Drake – did not get a fair trial. The Obama administration should make clear that Snowden would get an open, civilian trial in America. And Snowden should come home and make his case. That is what Snowden says he has wanted from the start.
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