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US politicians still believe Edward Snowden 'under Russian influence'

US lawmakers still aren't happy with Edward Snowden and the Russian government

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am

Still reeling from massive NSA spying revelations unveiled by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, US politicians continue to discuss thoughts he is being greatly manipulated.

 

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Snowden remains somewhere in Russia, protected by temporary asylum by President Vladimir Putin's administration.

 

"He is under the influence of Russian intelligence officials today," said Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich), House Intelligence Committee chairman, while speaking on Meet the Press. "He is actually supporting in an odd way this very activity of brazen brutality and expansionism of Russia. No counter-terrorism official in the United States does not believe that Mr. Snowden ... is not under the influence of Russian intelligence services. We believe he is, I certainly believe he is today."

 

US politicians and lawmakers believe Snowden is being manipulated by the Russian government and poses a great threat to US national security. Prior to Snowden's video interview during SXSW earlier this month, Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) wanted event organizers to skip the interview.

NEWS SOURCES:Theguardian.com

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