June 24th, 2013
02:30 AM ET

U.S. urges Russia to expel Snowden

Washington is urging Moscow to send Edward Snowden back to the United States instead of letting him fly to Ecuador for asylum.

"We expect the Russian government to look at all options available to expel Mr. Snowden back to the U.S. to face justice for the crimes with which he is charged," U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said early Monday.

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  1. Tim

    Snowden has the US govt more confused than Chaz Bono at a urinal.

    June 24, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. rupert

    I know banasy. Washington does not care about u or me as much as them.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    I eat ranch dressing right from the bottle.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    Down with the federal government. They are ruining this country.
    Only acknowledge the state governments.
    They have better chicks anyway.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rupert

    BINGO!
    We need bill clinton back.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Snowed In

      US government has been hacking Chinese mobile operator networks to intercept millions of text messages, as well as the operator of region’s fibre optic cable network, South China Morning Post writes citing Edward Snowden. And the plot thickens

      June 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rupert

    Snowden can run but he cant hide.
    Traitor!

    June 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Zandie

    You are correct rupert. He had no right to do what he did.
    I hope Equadore denies him asylum and the Federal Marshalls capture him.
    Bad man.

    June 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Oh thats just crap! He had EVERY right to inform the american ppl that they were being decieved by the ppl that thpe american ppl appointed to REPRESENT them! By funding Al Queda and the Taliban with our tax dollars our government is admitting there is no longer a war on terror. Therefore, there is no reason to spy on americans using the excuse that they are looking for terrorists!!! Its just an excuse to cover up mis management of funds! And those funds are money that WE, the taxpayers have paid. So yes we have every right to know and God Bless Edward Snowden for having the backbone AND decency to inform us!!!

    June 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandie

      @chrissy. You are twisting the facts. Stop!

      June 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And what are the facts, Zandie?

      June 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Sovietization of US of A is what is in the balance and that is not what Americans would want. There is nothing 'noble' in spying on citizens which expands by the day. Had not this disclosure surfaced the extent would have been limitless.

    June 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zandie

      @banasy. Facts are we DO NOT fund Al Queda nor Taliban. How can chrissy say such a thing?
      We hunt them down.

      June 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    As@chrissy contends
    The fundamental causes of the angst against US are to be examined and tackled, prosecution of war on terror, invasion and occupation paradigm has failed giving rise to more violence and expanding the sphere & influence of those extremist elements who have benefited & are benefiting from our policies. That has to be admitted and corrected.
    Spying on citizens and usurping civil liberties is far from where we should go.

    June 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    The whole lopsided foreign policy & interventionist regime has to be reexamined for the sake of America and in the interest of Americans.

    June 24, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Thank you @ saywhat. There is a HUGE difference in spying on american citizens and spying on americans ENEMIES!

    June 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO

    Which way do you all want it? Do you want no one spying on you? Or do you want protection from terrorist attacks?

    Keep two things in mind:

    There is no evidence (yet) that the NSA was monitoring PRIVATE conversations without warrants, only PUBLIC social media, and

    That jihadis often use social media to relay messages.

    You are in a dreamworld if you think you can have both.

    June 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO

    UPDATE- He never made it aboard the Moscow – Havana flight. If the Russian Security Agency keeps him more than a couple of days, we may never see him again. He might be wishing by now that he just went home. The FBI would at least be respecting his rights during questioning.

    June 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Zandie

    Me too. Just love pizza with extra pepperoni.
    I wear short shorts. Drives men wild.

    June 24, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
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