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Got -- Fox News alert now an update on the NSA -- Ed Snowden said to be officially filing for asylum and Russia.
That move comes a day after President Putin accused the United States essentially trapping snowed in in Moscow.
John Bolton the former US ambassador to the US Fox News contributors are welcome back here what -- things going on now with -- here.
Well I think he's trying to buy himself time perhaps with the Russians but but let me just say I think this is important understand all of this application for temporary asylum.
Is all utterly irrelevant this is all blue smoke and mirrors pom -- and confetti it is irrelevant.
To the political decision that Russia could and should make right now the sending back to us we're descending on -- somewhere else.
What the Russians want I think is what he's got in his laptop computers.
And a lot of this depends on whether or not they've got it and I got this good question and we don't know whether he's given an overnight under perhaps white guys for passive that could -- -- asylum deal right.
Or whether they've taken it from him or whether they get a deal that when he goes to Ecuador or Venezuela or Cuba or whatever.
Paradise he ends up and then the Russians will get a whole lot of this is this is my sense -- straightening out were were missed the point here the last two weeks the approach was was steadfast in favor of this guy.
For the first couple of days and any terror and he said what what we want to be conscientious we ought to be aware that we don't want this got to give up anymore US or American secrets.
And so he's still jammed at the -- -- -- they're not given a passage -- or Russia or he's -- able to get a flight to Venezuela or Cuba without getting intercepted along the way.
-- what what's going inside pollutants that.
Well look if if -- whining to stay in Russia they would find a way to do it I think he's worried but he's not no point.
That -- it could cost him trouble if he stayed in Russia.
Not because of relations with the US but because of what he might do there I think the fundamental Russian point.
Is that they want the information that Snowdon has with him I don't think the Russians fear consequences from the Obama administration at all.
They just haven't figured out the way to do it and and that's what they're working on -- if they want him to go to Venezuela they put him on our Russian military jet and he would be there I guess just back to the point here if -- could give him asylum and he has not done.
-- -- Because I don't think yet he's got the conditions where he wants this guy's still inside Russia.
Without being assured that he can get hold of the information and I think that's.
Really what to hang up has been here I think there were a lot of miscalculations.
Made on a lot of different.
Parts not least of which is stones which is he thought he could slip through Moscow and get on a plane to Cuba or some other place we you don't think food and fears any recriminations from administration.
No it hasn't -- any accurate statement.
He hasn't seen any China which allowed.
-- to get out of Hong Kong has faced no recriminations no retribution no retaliation no penalty no pain no nothing.
And I think the Russians have every expectation that just is China.
Got to pass on this today we'll get a pass on it is well we'll see what happens next we await John Bolton thank you good to have you back today.
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