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Was Russia behind Snowden’s Leak? U.S. will investigate

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, said he will look into whether National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden acted under Russian orders.

rep mike rogers [1]Reuters reported [2] that Snowden, who is now under asylum in Russia, may have been influenced by Russia to steal and reveal secret U.S. government documents.

Mike Rogers, a congressman from Michigan, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program the following:

“I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the hands – the loving arms – of an FSB agent in Moscow. I don’t think that’s a coincidence”

Snowden had fled from the U.S. to Hong Kong, where he revealed government secrets a The Guardian reporter named Glenn Greenwald. Snowden fled to Russia and was trapped in limbo in a Moscow airport for weeks, until being granted asylum by the Russian government. Greenwald has also come under scrutiny for his role in publishing American government secrets.