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Edward Snowden is a former National Security Agency subcontractor who made headlines in 2013 when he leaked top secret information about NSA surveillance activities.
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Snowden explained that "it wouldn't serve the public interest" for him to have brought the files to Russia, according to The New York Times.
Snowden received some bad news the following month. According to the Guardian newspaper, his request to the U.S. government for clemency was rejected. The United States still wants Snowden to return home and face criminal charges for leaking NSA documents.
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