Edward Snowden reportedly working for Russian FSB these days

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is serving as a consultant for the Russian federal police, a former KGB spy recently said in an interview.

Published Sat, May 24 2014 3:33 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden is working with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), likely as a technical adviser or consultant, according to Former KGB Maj. Gen Oleg Kalugin. Russia was the first country to offer Snowden asylum, and that likely came at a price, according to the 80-year-old former Russian spy.

Edward Snowden reportedly working for Russian FSB these days |

"These days, the Russians are very pleased with the gifts Edward Snowden has given them," Kalugin said. "He's busy doing something. He is not just idling his way through life. Whatever he had access to in his former days at NSA, I believe he shared all of it with the Russians, and they are very grateful."

U.S. politicians noted earlier in the year that Snowden was likely living "under Russian influence," and there is growing evidence of this now. Instead of welcoming Snowden back to the U.S. to help reduce NSA-related spying and increase U.S. cybersecurity, he's wanted for cybercriminal charges and espionage.

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