Report: Russia Allegedly Considering To Extradite Edward Snowden To “Curry Favor” With Trump

According to a senior U.S. intelligence officer.

February 11, 2017

According to exclusive information given to NBC, a senior U.S. intelligence officer allegedly received information that Russia is considering to return Edward Snowden to the U.S. in order to "curry favor" with President Trump. Apparently, a second intelligence officer also confirmed the reports.

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However, Snowden's ACLU lawyer Ben Wizer said that they have not gotten any information about the extradition: ""Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern."

Meanwhile, Snowden took to Twitter and provided his interpretation of the intelligence as proof that he never worked with Russia tweeting: "Finally: irrefutable evidence that I never cooperated with Russian intel. No country trades away spies, as the rest would fear they're next."

Snowden, who has been living in Russia since 2013, would face espionage and theft charges for leaking surveillance programs from the NSA for a minimum of 30 years if he were to return to the U.S. Read the full story on NBC here.

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