During the first Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton denounced Edward Snowden as a criminal who simply refused to work through official channels. "He broke the laws," said Clinton. "He could have been a whistleblower, he could have gotten all the protections of being a whistleblower."
Would Edward Snowden be better off had he gone through official channels to blow the whistle?
No way, says his lawyer, Jesselyn Radack of ExposeFacts.org.