Moscow considers the probability of transfer of Edward Snowden in the US as a “gift” to President Donald Trump. This statement was made by the American intelligence, told NBC, referring to the representative of the US administration.
The channel claims that these data are confirmed by another source in the intelligence community.
One of Snowden’s attorneys, Ben wizner, kommentiruya rumors, said the TV channel, anything such did not hear. According to him, the team Snowden “no new grounds for concern”, — he said live on NBC.
The TV station has no White house position, however, the Ministry of justice stated that it would welcome the return of ex-NSA employee.
We will remind, earlier ex-the Deputy head of the CIA Michael Morell said that Russia can make a kind of “gift” Trump extraditing Snowden. IN his opinion, the transfer of Snowden would be extremely profitable for Moscow. In particular, it will help Vladimir Putin to establish contacts with the trump and to stab the former head of the US administration of Barack Obama.
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov in an interview BBS explained that the question of transfer of Snowden to America may decide the migration authorities of Russia and personally President Vladimir Putin.
Recall that in June 2013, Edward Snowden gave the media a few secret files about the programs of surveillance of US intelligence and the UK on the Internet. Russia has granted former NSA sotrudniku the temporary asylum for a year, putting forward a condition that it will cease operations against the United States. In August 2014, Snowden received a three-year residence permit, which allows him to travel not only in Russia but also abroad.
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