Edward Snowden's father (and his lawyer) appeared on the Today show recently strenuously defending his son's actions by citing all sorts of wrong-doing on the part of government in general and numerous security agencies in particular.
The poor guy doesn't get it. None of what he said is the point. Maybe he was right in what he said about government but the fact is his son still revealed damaging, classified information. He broke security and then instead of staying in the US to defend himself, he fled.
He needs to be returned to the US to face trial.