Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with comedian John Oliver nearly two years after he leaked classified documents about U.S. government surveillance programs and fled to Russia to escape prosecution.
“I do miss my country. I do miss my home. I do miss my family,” Snowden said.
Oliver, the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” encouraged Snowden to explain bulk surveillance in colloquial terms so the general public could better understand it. He showed Snowden a video of Americans who were concerned that the government improperly intercepted nude photos, or “dick pics,” as part of its mass surveillance programs.