Greenwald told HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski that he won’t be “exiled from my own country.”
Glenn Greenwald said Wednesday there was “no question” he will return back to the United States in the days to come, and that he potentially would use Polk Award as a bargaining chip to “force the issue” of his legal status.
He talked about his partner David Miranda’s legal predicament and what his next steps will be, calling the UK’s detainment a strike against “press freedom.”
During his appearance on HuffPost Live, correspondent Alyona Minkovski pointed out that people merely visiting WikiLeaks’s website could be subject to surveillance from the government.
“That includes me!” Minkovski gasped.
“I’m going to force the issue just on principle, and I think coming back for a ceremony like the Polk Award or other forms of journalistic awards would be a really good symbolic test!” Greenwald exclaimed. “We’re still figuring out exactly how we’re going to do it and when, but there’s no question we’re going to come back to the US and test the First Amendment.”
James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence suggested that journalists working in tandem with Edward Snowden potentially could be seen as “accomplices.”
Watch Greenwald’s interview with Minkovski below: