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Assange: Snowden To Respond To Obama's NSA Speech

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 31:  NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden during a meeting with German Green Party MP Hans-Christian Str
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - OCTOBER 31: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden during a meeting with German Green Party MP Hans-Christian Stroebele (not pictured) regarding being a witness for a possible investigation into NSA spying in Germany, on October 31, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. There has been calls in Germany for an investigation into alledged US spying in Germany, which reportedly could include the tapping of German chancellor Angela Merkels phone. (Photo by Sunshinepress/Getty Images)

Edward Snowden will offer a response to President Obama's major speech on government surveillance, according to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"Edward Snowden next week will be making, I believe, an online response to President Obama on freesnowden.is," he said during an appearance on CNN.

Snowden, a former NSA contractor, triggered a national debate over government surveillance after leaking documents revealing widespread state snooping.

Watch Assange's appearance in its entirety here. His discussion of Snowden comes at the 10 minute mark.

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