NSA Leaker Edward Snowden To Stay In Russia For Now

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden To Stay In Russia For Now
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Apparently former NSA contractor and secret document leaker Edward Snowden is not planning on leaving Moscow anytime soon. According to Snowden’s attorney Anatoly Kucherena, who was recently interviewed by Interfax, he can’t go back to the U.S. right now given the various legal charges against him are politically motivated.

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Snowden fled the U.S. after he courageously absconded thousands of classified NSA and CIA documents exposing all manner of ongoing illegal and unethical activities by these agencies. He has been working with the The Intercept and other media sources to publish most of these secret documents so as to air the “dirty laundry” of global intelligence agencies. Keep in mind that Snowden and his team are being very careful to not release documents that would compromise important, legal U.S. intel operations.

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This American hero is unfortunately being hounded by the U.S. authorities trying to get revenge for his whistle-blowing with trumped-up, politically motivated charges, and therefore he can’t return home.

Statements from Snowden attorney Anatoly Kucharena

“Edward and all of us hope that, sooner or later, all absurd charges against him will be lifted and the questions for him put on the legal track, without insults and name-calling. This is when he can return home,” Kucherena commented in the interview.

“We hope Edward will be able to return home one day. But for this to happen, the Department of State should abandon attempts to consider the case in a political light and put it into a legal framework. And, certainly, change the insulting rhetoric in relation to Snowden,” he continued.

In answering a question about Snowden’s current conditions, Kucharena answered: “He has no household problems. He doesn’t resort to additional assistance, is trying to adapt himself to the existing conditions, and doesn’t demand special treatment, attention or benefits. Edward is trying to come to his own lifestyle himself, is living freely and absolutely doesn’t want to be in the limelight.”.

When discussing his client’s condition and political circumstances in Russia, Kucherena replied, “A man who did this deed based on his own motives and convictions didn’t plan on staying in Russia. And this was a certain experience for our country as well. In this particular case, Russia is a pioneer, as not only did it have to accept this situation but it also had to understand how to behave in it, especially considering that the situation got into the global spotlight.”

Edward Snowden’s girlfriend now living in Moscow with him

In another point of interest, a number of media sources have been reporting that Edward Snowden’s girlfriend, American dancer Lindsay Mills, had joined him in Russia. It was not known whether she was just there for an extended visit, or had made a permanent move to Moscow.

When asked about Snowden’s current emotional state and new female companion, Kucharena commented: “He is alright, both regarding work and personal matters. Lindsay, who can be safely called his girlfriend-in-arms, is rendering him great and comprehensive support. I think we’ll dance at his wedding one day.”.

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  1. What are you talking about! He is a ? “Turrist?” Bible justice? “America’s great freedom loving landds??” Speak English please! Snowden is an American Hero who blew the whistle on how our own government was violating everyone’s right to privacy! You boob!

  2. He a TURRIST thru and THRO maybe hel get a taste of bible justice from the guns of patriots if he show hes face back in Americas great freedom loving landds.

  3. Snowden is a national hero. Two polls with signatures over 100000 have asked the scum in DC to address the illegitimate charges against Snowden. To date not even a peep from Obama and his fellow scum.

    The ones who ought to be charged with treason are those in DC.

  4. You must be a simple person then. I already knew British English when I got to America. I like being a simple person, not as much stress in life being just a simple person. I also live in a Blue Ridge mountain valley where life is laid back and simple and I wouldn’t change it for any other lifestyle.

  5. “Snowden fled the U.S. after he courageously absconded thousands of classified NSA and CIA documents” So now “Courageous” is the new name for traitor?

  6. Snowden will eventually have to face his crimes in America unless he wants to live another lifestyle in another country for the rest of his life. No matter what you Snowden lovers say he did commit crimes within his job and should be punished for them.

  7. I’m Russian and had to learn American English when I got to America. I was able to learn without much trouble but, my American husband of 17 has still yet to learn Russian. He can speak a few phrases. He learned the Russian alphabet and can use that to find his way around in Russia if he wasn’t with me. I won’t let him go on the streets though without me. He has three Russian fishing buddies in Russia and one of them is ok in British English so I let him go fishing as long as he is there with him. He can also call me on his cell if he needed help.

  8. Only after the members of our 3 branches of Government, both Republicans & Democrats who conspired in this criminal conspiracy & violated the Constitution & Title 18 Sec. 241 & 242 are prosecuted (Google it), should Mr. Snowden be charged with a crime.

    Prosecute those who broke the law first, in chronological order, then the Government can get around to Mr Snowden .

    Disclaimer: Be advised it is possible, that this communication is being monitored by the National Security Agency, GCHQ or other third party organizations. I neither condone nor support any such policy, by any Government authority or organization that does not comply, as stipulated by the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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