Russia is considering the possibility of transferring States of the ex-NSA employee Edward Snowden as a “gift” to US President Donald trump. This information, as reported by NBC News, has the US intelligence.
According to a senior source in the US administration, who got acquainted with a series of “highly sensitive” intelligence, which sets out the details of the discussion with Russia on this issue, the transfer of Snowden is regarded as one of the options “to win the” trump.
Snowden’s American lawyer Ben wizner told NBC News that he knew nothing about such plans. “The Snowden team has not received such signals and has no new reasons for concern,” he said.
The white house declined to comment. At the same time the representative of the US Department of justice told NBC News that the Agency welcomes the return of Snowden to the USA.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the talks about the return of Snowden is “nonsense.”