Edward Snowden. Reuters
XXX Committee: The Kremlin Admits Snowden is a Russian Agent
In the three years since Edward Snowden landed in Moscow, his relationship with his hosts has been a source of much speculation and controversy. The American IT contractor, who worked for the CIA and NSA until he fled Hawaii with more than a million purloined secret files, has not left Russia since he arrived at Sheremetyevo airport on 23 June 2013, on a flight from Hong Kong.
Snowden landed in Moscow with the permission of the Russian government, whose representatives he met during his sojourn in Hong Kong that lasted more than three weeks. He became so friendly with them that he actually celebrated his 30th birthday at the Russian consulate!
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WNU Editor: The Russian senator who made the claim that Edward Snowden is a Russian spy .... Franz Klintsevich .... is a unique character. But he does sit on Russia's senate committee responsible for national security and intelligence, and he is privy to probably all the secrets within Russian intelligence. If he says it .... in the eyes of Russian intelligence it is probably true. As to what is my take .... if I was to put on my "Russian hat" .... I would call him a useful idiot.
Hat Tip to James for this link.