Republican Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire, who served two terms as a United States Senator, has sent an email to Edward Snowden supporting him. Glenn Greenwald has the exchange, and a confirmation back to him (Greenwald) that the email was authentic, in this piece in The Guardian.
Here is the text of the original email, with the emphasis as added by Greenwald:
Mr. Snowden,In his email to Greenwald confirming the authenticity of the original message, Humphrey makes clear he considers Snowden a whistle blower and adds this:
Provided you have not leaked information that would put in harms way any intelligence agent, I believe you have done the right thing in exposing what I regard as massive violation of the United States Constitution.
Having served in the United States Senate for twelve years as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee, I think I have a good grounding to reach my conclusion.
I wish you well in your efforts to secure asylum and encourage you to persevere.
Kindly acknowledge this message, so that I will know it reached you.
Gordon J. Humphrey
Former United States Senator
Americans concerned about the growing arrogance of our government and its increasingly menacing nature should be working to help Mr. Snowden find asylum. Former Members of Congress, especially, should step forward and speak out.I suggest reading all of Humphrey's message to Greenwald, as well as Snowden's response to Humphrey.