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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.

Published Mon, Mar 24 2014 3:28 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

US politicians still believe Edward Snowden 'under Russian influence' | TweakTown.com

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 SOURCE:theguardian.com

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