“Gift” Trump: the Russian Federation can give US Snowden – media

Russia is considering the possibility of granting the U.S. a former employee of U.S. intelligence Edward Snowden as a so-called “gift” to President Donald Trump.

On it informs TV channel NBC, citing sources.

According to a senior official, the transfer of Snowden is regarded as one of the ways to “earn location” trump. The intelligence source confirmed the information about the plans of Moscow, adding that he relies on data collected since the inauguration of Republican.

Snowden lawyer Ben wizner said that he knew nothing about such plans.

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In October last year, Snowden has stated that he wants to return home, and ready to go to jail.

United States authorities accuse Snowden of espionage, returned home, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

In 2013, Snowden gave journalists secret documents about the activities of U.S. intelligence, in particular on the conduct of large-scale surveillance of telephone conversations and electronic correspondence of citizens of the United States and the leaders of other countries. Russia granted him asylum for a year on the condition that it will cease operations against the United States.

In 2014, a former employee of the American special services received a three-year residence permit. This allows him not only to move freely around the country, but also to go beyond it.