Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FBI Attempt To Fly Edward Snowden's Father To Moscow Collapses

Lonnie Snowden spoke to Russian TV from a studio in the US. BBC

Edward Snowden's Father Says FBI Asked Him To Fly To Moscow -- The Guardian

Lon Snowden says agency wanted him to encourage whistleblower to return to US.

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.

"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,' Lon Snowden told the Washington Post. "I said: 'Wait a minute, folks, I'm not going to sit on the tarmac to be an emotional tool for you.'"

Snowden's father, who is retired from the US Coast Guard, also said he preferred Edward to remain in Russia, where he is stuck in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport while Russia considers his request for temporary asylum.

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More News On The FBI Attempting To Fly Edward Snowden's Father To Moscow

Snowden's father says FBI asked him to visit his son -- BBC
Father of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tells how FBI tried to get him to visit his son in Moscow Airport and urge him to return to U.S. -- Daily Mail
Effort to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s father to Moscow collapses -- Washington Post
Effort to get NSA leaker Edward Snowden's father to Moscow collapses -- New York Daily News
Edward Snowden's Father Declines FBI Offer to Fly Him to Moscow -- ABC News
Effort to unite NSA leaker Edward Snowden, father in Moscow reportedly collapses -- FOX News
Snowden's Father Glad Son is 'Safe' -- Voice of America
Edward Snowden's father thankful to Putin -- AP
Snowden's Father Thanks Russia For Protecting His Son -- RIA Novosti
Snowden's father thanks Russia, says he hopes to visit his son soon -- Christian Science Monitor

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