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Russia’s Putin says he’d grant NSA leak Snowden asylum

WASHINGTON — Unsurprisingly, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman told reporters that he would consider granting the famous NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum in Russia if he asked for it.

vladimir putin [1]Reuters noted [2] that spokesman Dmitry Peskov stopped short of saying that Snowden would be given asylum in Russia, but pro-Putin and pro-Kremlin lawmakers supported the idea.

Putin continues to hammer the lingering Cold War distrust between the U.S. and Russia, and this NSA leak is one way to hammer that home to Russian constituents and to other countries.