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  1. Zugzwang
    Joined
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    11 Feb '17 21:31
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/snowden-happy-russia-return-us_us_589e7973e4b094a129eb6114?

    "Snowden Is Actually Happy About Report That Russians May Turn Him Over To Trump:
    It’s “evidence that I’m not a Russian spy,” says NSA whistleblower."

    "Snowden tweeted his surprising reaction following a report by NBC on
    Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was considering turning
    him in to American authorities as a kind of peace offering to friendly U.S.
    leader Donald Trump. NBC based its report on U.S. intelligence
    community sources. One told the network that Putin believes it would be
    a way to “curry favor” with Trump, who has said he thinks Snowden
    should be executed."
  2. Standard membervivify
    rain
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    11 Feb '17 22:58
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/02/11/snowden-s-lawyer-denies-extradition-report.html

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s lawyer has denied NBC News’ report that Russia is considering “gifting” Snowden to President Donald Trump by sending him back to the United States. “Russia has no legal basis to hand over Snowden,” Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden’s attorney in Russia, told Interfax. “All this talk is just ordinary speculation. Someone is indulging in wishful thinking.” Immediately following the NBC report, Snowden wrote on Twitter on Friday that “no country trades away spies, as the rest would fear they’re next.” Snowden’s residency license in the country was extended last month until 2020. The NBC report said an effort by Russia to extradite Snowden would be done in order to “curry favor” with Trump.