(AP Photo/The Guardian)
(AP Photo/The Guardian)

The man who admits to leaking information about how the National Security Agency does its work is talking about why he did it.

FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports from Washington:

Edward Snowden says as an out-sourced NSA analyst, he could tap anyone, anywhere, any time.

(Snowden) "I'm just another guy who sits there, day to day, in the office, watches what's happening."

In a video recorded by "The Guardian's'" reporters Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, Snowden says eventually he came to realize he had too much power.

(Snowden) "These things need to be determined by the public, not by somebody who was simply hired by the government."

Snowden, who's in Hong Kong, says he expects the government will go after him. The Justice Department isn't commenting on what it might do, but several lawmakers are calling for a full, vigorous prosecution.

In Washington, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.

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So what's next for Edward Snowden?

FOX News Radio's Steve Taylor reports from Washington:

The Justice Department says it's investigating.

Snowden says he's hiding in Hong Kong. Here at home, Republicans and Democrats are demanding prosecution for the alleged leaker.

(Rogers) "It's dangerous to our national security, and it violates oath which that person took."

GOP Representative Mike Rogers on ABC's "This Week". But Republican Senator Rand Paul is worried about the program.

(Paul) "Let's hear this at the Supreme Court level. Are you allowed to look at my phone records even though there's no probable cause?"

The White House says the phone record program is legal and necessary.

In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News Radio.

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