The authorities additionally argues he violated NDAs by giving speeches on intelligence points. As such, it is searching for to recuperate all of Snowden’s earnings from the guide. The US will not attempt to hamper publication or distribution of Permanent Record, although — doing so would violate Snowden’s First Amendment rights.
It may appear tough, on the floor, for the US to truly declare his proceeds, given Snowden is residing in Russia underneath asylum. However, the federal government is suing the guide’s writer as nicely, in an try to earnings from being transferred to him. Should he ever return to the US, Snowden additionally faces felony prices for allegedly disclosing categorized data.