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Edward Snowden Reveals What He's 'Volunteered' to Do 'Many Times' to Come Back to the U.S.

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"But we haven't gotten much further than that."

This June 9, 2013 photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras)

Edward Snowden said in a Monday BBC interview that he would be willing to go to prison in exchange for being able to return to the U.S.

The former National Security Agency contractor, who has been in Moscow since disclosing classified information on the way the agency operates, told the BBC he's "volunteered to go to prison with the government many times," according to ABC News.

FILE - This June 9, 2013 file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong. Snowden says his "mission's already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets that have caused a reassessment of U.S. surveillance policies. Snowden told The Washington Post in a story published online Monday night, Dec. 23, 2013, he has "already won" because journalists have been able to tell the story of the government's collection of bulk Internet and phone records. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File) AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File

He reportedly added that he never received a plea deal, but had been told "they won't torture me, which is a start, I think. But we haven't gotten much further than that."

Snowden told the BBC his lawyers are waiting for U.S. officials to "call us back," ABC News reported.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder had previously said that a plea deal with Snowden was possible.

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