***Warning**** RT.com (formerly Russia Today) is the propaganda outlet for the Russian government).
At the bottom of this page is also a link to Edward Snowden discussing the Espionage Act in his own words on The Joe Rogan Experience video podcast. Under a president like Bernie Sanders, it would be possible for someone like Snowden to return for a trial in the United States. Seems fair that if citizens are supposed to be held accountable for every single action that the government itself should also be held accountable for its actions as well.
Snowden didn’t pick Russia for exile, that’s where he was when his passport was cancelled by the U.S. Government. That’s one way to get snowed-in in Moscow. So much whistleblowing going on lately in Washington D.C. that this takes on new relevance.