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Information emerging this morning from Russia that's where NSA leaker Edwards Snowdon has reportedly submitted a request for asylum in that country.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge live in Washington right now also can we confirm the application -- Well based on the Russian media reports a lawmaker there is saying that the NSA -- Edwards Snowdon has formally applied for temporary asylum in that country.
Anti immigration section of Moscow's international airport.
Where the former contractor this still screen is her recent news conference there.
Presented a handwritten application to a representative of Russia's federal migration -- The former contractor is now in his third week at that airport and is a virtual prisoner unable to travel.
Because his initial temporary papers were polled by Ecuador and of course the US has intervened.
And the department evokes a passport.
That revocation affects all passports in an individual's name.
-- president emphasizing quote he Iraq and our territory without invitation.
He was not flying to honest he was flying transit to other countries but as soon as he got in the air in our American partners in fact blocked his further flight.
The position according to Russian media is that couldn't believe Snowden will stop leaking these documents or hopes -- -- stop leaking documents.
In order to stay in that country at least temporarily that's been one of the stated conditions John.
And what are the options to get Snowden back to this country to face justice to face trial.
Well the US quite simply appears to be running out of options in these diplomatic options.
Because there is no sign the Russians will hand -- over the last high level diplomatic contact.
Was Friday between President Obama and the Russian president Vladimir couldn't.
And a short time ago on America's Newsroom former UN ambassador John Bolton saying the US government set a bad precedent very early in the case.
China which allow them.
-- 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 as China got a pass on this today we'll get a pass on it does well.
At both the White House and State Department briefings reporters have been told into the emphasized by the administration.
That they're going to impress upon all of these countries that are -- -- as possible flight path to Latin America that the US expects them.
To return him to this country for trial but there's been no indication from these countries that they're willing to do so and in fact it does not seem Russia is willing to do so at this point either John.
Chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge thank you.
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