RT America -- May 29, 2014

Edward Snowden made waves in the national media Wednesday night in his first national TV interview. NBC's Brian Williams questioned the 30-year-old National Security Agency whistleblower on why he leaked thousands of classified documents that revealed the extent of the NSA's electronic surveillance practices. Defending his actions, as well as his asylum in Russia, Snowden hit back at government accusations he provided classified security information to foreign governments and harmed the nation's security. RT's Ameera David discusses the interview with Jesselyn Radack, one of Snowden's attorneys; journalist and activist Norman Solomon; and former Reagan administration official Bruce Fein.

Two California counties are voting June 3 on an advisory measure urging the Northern part of the state to split away and form a new state called Jefferson. Seven counties have already approved the measure and Butte county will take up the issue on June 10. So what would Jefferson look like and what is the likelihood of the California split succeeding? RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez answers those questions and more.