Saturday, February 11, 2017
Russia considers returning Snowden to US as ‘gift’ to Trump: report
NYPOST by Chris Perez --
Russia is considering sending Edward Snowden back to the US as a “gift” to President Trump, a report says.
A senior US official with knowledge of sensitive Russian intelligence information told NBC News on Friday that they would be handing over the NSA leaker in the attempt to “curry favor” with Trump.
A second intelligence source confirmed that the Russians had been deliberating with US officials since the inauguration.
While the White House had no comment, Snowden’s ACLU lawyer, Ben Wizner, claimed he was unaware of such plans.
“Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern,” he said.