July 1st, 2013
11:42 PM ET

Snowden rips Obama administration

The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says it has submitted asylum requests to 19 more countries for Edward Snowden, the ex-National Security Agency computer contractor who has admitted leaking details of U.S. surveillance programs to reporters.

The countries include Russia, where Snowden has been holed up at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport since June 23. The rest are scattered from South America to several European Union countries, India and China.

"The documents outline the risks of persecution Mr. Snowden faces in the United States and have started to be delivered by the Russian consulate to the relevant embassies in Moscow," WikiLeaks, which has been assisting Snowden's effort to find a haven from U.S. espionage charges, said in a statement issued early Tuesday.


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  1. TvNyC

    Okay so since this guy Snowden got accepted political asylum, let him take it and get it over. It's not like other countries don't know about what the USA does with their people and their allies. End of story. Now, lets continue to improve our and the worlds economy. Lets lead because st the end of the day we have a great political leader that is trustworthy. In God we trust!

    July 6, 2013 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    so far Bolivia,Nicaragua and Venezuela have offered 'prospects ' of asylum to Snowden.He is still on Russian airport.Lets see what transpires now.
    As for improving ours and world economy well that has not been the agenda of the Congress of the US of A. The agenda as you & i are witnessing unfolds on foreign soils orchestrated by power other than us.

    July 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. And since we must resort to making our own news heres Todays Quirky News: The International Astronomical Union announced that two of Pluto's moons will be named Kerberos and Styx. Not a normal name like "North," huh?

    July 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The existence of an "anti-secrecy group" is evidence of collective naivete. Any state must have some secrets from its enemies, allies, and citizens.
    Now somebody who thinks that casting one vote makes him as important as the POTUS will surmise that I fail to understand that "we, the people, are the government," and explain it to me.
    America, America...

    July 17, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
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