You want proof - here you go:
An individual with Snowden's security clearance is NOT allowed to leave the country without approval. How is it that this guy ended up in Hong Kong without some sort of alarm being set off that he was on a flight out of the country? FAIL!!!
Did he release anything REALLY scathing? No, the defense is/was that Congress knew about it, the president was aware of it and a court (the FISA court) was "OK" with it. So, I ask you, "What exactly 'illegal' was done here - immoral, unConstitutional - yes - but, is anybody on there way to jail for it? Rhetorical question - the answer is: NOBODY is on there way to jail for the stuff that was "leaked" about!