James Clapper's bald-faced lie to the US legislative branch, claiming that the NSA wasn't spying on American citizens (a lie repeated by Barack Obama by the way), appears to have been the straw that broke the camel's back driving Edward Snowden to personally commit to what he saw no one else as being willing or prepared to do: out the liars for the national and international good.
Rather than killing Edward or trying him, etc., Barack Obama should be impeached for his many, many high crimes (including clear war crimes) and misdemeanors and removed from office along with his accomplices, especially his Vice President, Joe Biden.
Of course what should happen won't because people (those in the House and Senate) are more interested in their personal selfish gain than they are in what is morally and legally right.
George W. Bush should have been impeached and removed for the same reasons, and it also didn't happen for the same reasons it won't happen regarding Barack Obama.
We live in a lawless nation. The Constitution has been broken and trashed for decades. It's a farce and tragedy.
James Clapper didn't even sustain a slap on the wrist, but they want to murder Edward Snowden, as if James Clapper's lying was right, right to keep the people in the dark about spying being done against them ostensibly for their own good, as if they are all little, stupid children, when in reality, the spying is done for the monetary gain of elite sociopaths.