No one, I repeat, no one loves a spy and Edward Snowden is no exception. He is so unloved that Russia is considering giving him back to the United States as a show of cooperation. If Vladimir Putin sees the need to get a little favor from President Trump, we are willing to accept. It would be a very nice Valentine’s day at the National Security Agency who wants a piece of Mr. Snowden.
As Written By Mark Hensch for The Hill:
Russia is considering handing over former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden as “a gift” to President Trump, according to a new report.
Russia sending Snowden back to the U.S. is one of several options Moscow is considering to “curry favor” with Trump, NBC News reported Friday, citing a senior U.S. official who had analyzed intelligence reports on Russia.
NBC noted a second intelligence community source affirmed the intelligence, adding it had been gathered since Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration.
Ben Wizner, who is Snowden’s American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer, said Friday he is unaware of plans to return his client home.
“Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern,” he said.
Snowden is facing espionage charges for leaking classified information in the U.S.
NBC added the White House declined to comment about Snowden’s case, while Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, called the report “nonsense.”
The Department of Justice (DOJ) told NBC it would welcome Snowden’s return, which would find him facing federal charges carrying a minimum …
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