U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a “spy” and a “traitor” who deserves to be executed.
That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to “curry favor” with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration.
Oh how I wish this is true. Edward Snowden stole millions of classified documents. He leaked these stolen classified documents to various newspapers and publications. He then fled to China and then Russia with the stolen classified documents.
We will never know how much of the stolen classified documents Snowden shared with China and Russia. My guess is that he shared everything. I doubt China would have allowed him to leave if he had not first given them everything he had. The same theory applies to Russia. Vladimir Putin would never send Snowden back to the United States if he still had classified information Russia did not have. That’s not the way it works.
Edward Snowden is a traitor, a thief, and terrible human being. I don’t like Donald Trump. I didn’t vote for Donald Trump. I don’t agree with Donald Trump on many things. If a Trump presidency means Edward Snowden is finally extradited to the United States so that he can stand trial, a small part of me would be happy with Trump being our president.
Just to be clear, that part is so small you would probably need an electron microscope to see it.