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News now and -- Snowden is apparently making good on his offer to stop leaking US government secrets in exchange for asylum for the the former National Security Agency contractor is reportedly asking to -- A journalist not to release thousands of sensitive documents in the Russian president -- recruitment said.
Did Snowden who has to stop the leaks if he wants asylum in Russia.
But today President Putin said he still -- -- will leave the Moscow airport in soon.
And he blamed the United States.
We're keeping the leaker in legal limbo saying and I quote it's such a president to US.
Catherine airs live -- -- these.
Clearly doesn't realize it's July into -- what are we learning about the document -- claims to have.
-- didn't -- has at least three types of documents those that show the breadth of this surveillance programs that the NSA is collections of americans' phone records.
The second showing how the NSA physically collects the data.
And the third is raw intelligence reporting.
-- -- supporters describing the documents as a kind of insurance policy for the former contractor if anything happens to him.
He's of course tents and focused.
And securing his short term well being to the vast extent that he can.
But he's very are signs of the fact that things might go terribly wrong and and he absolutely.
Has a piece of.
The Russian president telling reporters today in Finland that the US is intimidating other countries.
And -- last seen at this news conference at the Moscow airport Friday -- it's a Latin America even if he wants to.
And to stay in Russia means the leaks must stop.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- As soon as he has an opportunity to move elsewhere you'll certainly also he knows in terms of -- political asylum.
And judging from his latest statements he's changing his position is that but the situation is not completely clear yet.
The Russian president insisting today that -- was not encouraged or invited to Moscow Russia.
There's talk now Catherine of cutting off some of the NSA's cash is that real or just bluster.
Well it's certainly an interesting developments and there would have to be a lot of -- technical.
Arrangements for that to happen on the hill but one Republican congressman is calling on his colleagues.
To make their move this week because the defense department's budget which includes the NSA's money.
Is up for approval tweeting -- defund NSA's unconstitutional spying on Americans if house leaders allow amendments.
Also on the senate side and leading critic of the NSA surveillance programs who call that the nation's intelligence chief James clapper for misleading the public.
Telling -- New York Times that the White House may be willing to change course on the sweeping collection of phone records.
Ron Wyden who has been a major critic of the program says he has not provided a fundamental tips on any major -- -- Catherine -- is reporting from Washington.
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