If I ran the DOJ, I would fire off a massive witch hunt to convict everyone in charge at the NSA with treason. Hang the lot of them, they have done more to damage US internal and external interests than Snowden could ever manage.
A cunning plan sir, with just one minor fault: As soon as any of the NSA bigwigs heard of your plan, your mangled dead body would be discovered shortly thereafter, blamed on "suicide" or an "unfortunate accident", well before your first witch hunters could even get their shoes on.
"The pyramid is opening!" "Which one?" "The one with the ever-widening hole in it!" -- The Firesign Theatre