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BREAKING: Snowden May Have Accepted Asylum in Venezuela

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Update 4:02: Wikileaks says Snowden has not formally chosen Venezuela yet.

WikiLeaks says NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, quashing a brief but tantalizing tip from a Russian lawmaker that Snowden had decided where he plans to go from Moscow.

WikiLeaks, which has provided logistical help for Snowden since he fled the United States, issued its statement in a tweet.

Update 1:48: NPR has a timeline of the chaos surrounding news on Snowden’s asylum request.

Update 12:13 pm EST: As previously noted the tweet has been deleted making Snowden’s future up in the air.

A tweet by a Russian lawmaker Tuesday announced that Snowden had accepted Venezuela’s offer of asylum, giving the impression that the American had evaded U.S. authorities again. But the news remains unconfirmed.The lawmaker who sent the tweet, Russian parliamentary spokesman Alexei Pushkov, deleted the message and followed up by saying he got the news from a media report…

Venezuela extended an offer of asylum to Snowden last week, and on Monday President Nicolas Maduro received a formal asylum request from Snowden. The Venezuelan government had been waiting to hear back from Snowden on the president’s offer to finalize the deal.

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Edward Snowden may have accepted asylum in Venezuela:

Has NSA leaker Edward Snowden accept Venezuela’s offer of asylum or not? The head of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee tweeted Tuesday that Snowden has, then quickly deleted the message.

Moments later, the lawmaker, Alexei Pushkov, sent out a new tweet saying, in Russian, that the report that Snowden’s purported acceptance was an18-hour old report from the Russian TV program “Vesti 24.”

“Contact them about this question,” he tweets in Russian.

Developing…

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BREAKING: Snowden May Have Accepted Asylum In Venezuela

Update 4:02: Wikileaks says Snowden has not formally chosen Venezuela yet.

WikiLeaks says NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, quashing a brief but tantalizing tip from a Russian lawmaker that Snowden had decided where he plans to go from Moscow.

WikiLeaks, which has provided logistical help for Snowden since he fled the United States, issued its statement in a tweet.

Update 1:48: NPR has a timeline of the chaos surrounding news on Snowden’s asylum request.

Update 12:13 pm EST: As previously noted the tweet has been deleted making Snowden’s future up in the air.

A tweet by a Russian lawmaker Tuesday announced that Snowden had accepted Venezuela’s offer of asylum, giving the impression that the American had evaded U.S. authorities again. But the news remains unconfirmed.The lawmaker who sent the tweet, Russian parliamentary spokesman Alexei Pushkov, deleted the message and followed up by saying he got the news from a media report…

Venezuela extended an offer of asylum to Snowden last week, and on Monday President Nicolas Maduro received a formal asylum request from Snowden. The Venezuelan government had been waiting to hear back from Snowden on the president’s offer to finalize the deal.

Still developing…

Edward Snowden may have accepted asylum in Venezuela.

Has NSA leaker Edward Snowden accept Venezuela’s offer of asylum or not? The head of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee tweeted Tuesday that Snowden has, then quickly deleted the message.

Moments later, the lawmaker, Alexei Pushkov, sent out a new tweet saying, in Russian, that the report that Snowden’s purported acceptance was an18-hour old report from the Russian TV program “Vesti 24.”

“Contact them about this question,” he tweets in Russian.

Developing…

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