Edward Snowden

Snowden Offers To Help Brazil Investigate US Spying in Exchange For Permanent Asylum

Made the offer in a letter to the Folha newspaper

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Edward Snowden has written an "open letter to the people of Brazil" offering to assist Brazil's government investigate allegations of U.S. spying, but on the condition that he be granted permanent political asylum.

The letter was first published Tuesday in Brazil'sFolha newspaper.

"I've expressed my willingness to assist where it's appropriate and legal, but, unfortunately, the U.S. government has been working hard to limit my ability to do so," the letter says.