Russia reportedly considering sending Snowden back to US as a ‘gift’ to Trump
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Russian officials have discussed the possibility of extraditing whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US as a way to improve political relations with President Trump, . The report cites an unnamed US official who has analyzed intelligence reports pertaining to Russia’s plans to “curry favor” with the new administration. During his campaign, Trump called Snowden a “traitor” and plainly stated that he should be executed for treason if he ever sets foot back in the country.
It’s not clear whether a plan to remove Snowden has moved beyond the deliberation stage. The former NSA contractor has resided in Russia since June 2013, when he flew to Moscow from Hong Kong one month after...