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  1. Is Edward Snowden Working with the Russians?

    By David Francis | Jan 19, 2014

    A key House lawmaker took to the Sunday shows to make a stunning allegation – NSA leaker Edward Snowden was working hand-in-hand with Russia intelligence when he stole some 1.7 million classified documents from the United States.    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair...

  2. Three Reasons Edward Snowden Can’t Stop the NSA

    By David Francis | Feb 16, 2014

    The hard-to-believe story of Edward Snowden got a little more unbelievable last week, when an NSA memo revealed that a civilian employee at the agency resigned after it was learned Snowden had persuaded him to share his security password.  “At Mr. Snowden’s request,...

  3. How Edward Snowden Changed the Habits of a Terrorist

    By David Francis | May 29, 2014

    Controversial NSA leaker Edward Snowden has spoken to the press before. Last night he took his act primetime, sitting down for an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams to defend his actions. It’s the first time that many Americans will actually see and hear Snowden speak,...

  4. Snowden Plays the Foil in Putin’s Russian Spying Lie

    By David Francis | Apr 18, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is a fan of spectacle, whether it is military parades through Moscow or the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. He believes these spectacles show off Russian power while positioning him as the man who wields it. Today, NSA leaker Edward Snowden...

  5. And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to… Edward Snowden!

    By David Francis | Jan 30, 2014

    President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the Nobel Foundation. He had been in office less than half a year when he won and was commanding American troops...

  6. NSA Says Snowden Leaks Put US Soldiers at Risk

    By Cindy Saine | Feb 05, 2014

    Top U.S. intelligence officials say leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have put members of all branches of the U.S. military and other U.S. personnel abroad at risk, and that the Pentagon has had to make costly changes. The officials testified...

  7. The Enigmatic Edward Snowden Comes Out of the Cold

    By David Francis | Jan 23, 2014

    After quietly disappearing into Russia last August, NSA leaker Edward Snowden is slowly making his way back to the international stage.  First, there was an interview with The Washington Post and a recorded message to the British people last Christmas. Then, on Tuesday,...

  8. How Long Will U.S. and Russia Wrangle Over Snowden’s Fate?

    By Reuters | Jun 26, 2013

    A former U.S. spy agency contractor facing charges of espionage remained in hiding at a Moscow airport on Wednesday while the prospect grew of a protracted Russian-U.S. wrangle over his fate. Ecuador, where Edward Snowden has requested asylum, said a decision could take...

  9. Snowden still has contacts with Russian intelligence: U.S. House report

    By Mark Hosenball and By Jonathan Landay, Reuters | Dec 22, 2016

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden "has had and continues to have contact" with Russian intelligence services, according to a newly declassified U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee report released on Thursday.The...

  10. Why Returning to the U.S. May be Snowden’s Best Bet

    By David Francis | Jul 25, 2013

    Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden remained stuck in geopolitical limbo Wednesday, still stuck in the international zone of Moscow’s airport despite reports that he had the paperwork necessary to leave and stay in Russia.  It could take up to three months to...

  11. Obama's Putin Policy: Flinch and Retreat

    By Patrick Smith | Aug 12, 2013

    Washington and Moscow have a lot to talk about, but President Obama canceled the scheduled one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin next month, as the two had planned. The Syrian crisis, a multitude of questions concerning Iran, nuclear arms reductions,...

  12. Putin Just Took the Iron Curtain Out of Mothballs

    By David Francis | Aug 08, 2013

    Lon Snowden, the father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for granting his son’s asylum request.   “President Vladimir Putin has stood firm. I respect strength and I respect courage," the elder Snowden said....

  13. How Edward Snowden Could Derail the Global Economy

    By David Francis | Jul 02, 2013

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden is at it again. This time, he’s leaking to the Germans. Over the weekend Der Spiegel magazine published a report indicating that the United States has been spying on its European allies, including Germany, France and Italy. Documents...

  14. John McCain Says Russians Deserve Better Than Putin

    By Thomas Grove | Sep 19, 2013

    Senator John McCain on Thursday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of allying himself with tyrants and ruling through violence and repression, in a scathing retort to a New York Times editorial by Putin earlier this month. In an editorial published on news website...

  15. Snowden's Sentence: Life in Putin's Police State

    By David Francis | Jul 17, 2013

    In central Moscow Tuesday, Russian attorney Anatoly Kucherena announced that he was assisting NSA leaker Edward Snowden with his asylum application to stay in the country. He said Snowden, who has been holed up in Moscow's airport for three week, was comfortable and looking...

  16. Snowden to Putin: Principle or Propaganda?

    By Rob Garver | Apr 18, 2014

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, currently living in Russia, defended himself on Friday against charges that participation in a staged interview with President Vladimir Putin proved that he is simply a tool of the Russian state. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper,...

  17. U.S. Space Industry May Profit from Russia Troubles

    By John Aziz | May 05, 2014

    Since the U.S. space shuttle fleet was taken out of service in 2011, the U.S. has been dependent on Russian rockets to get into space. On average, the U.S. pays Russia $71 million per person for a ride to the International Space Station. And the U.S. has been a loyal customer...

  18. Snowden Lists 14 Demands for His Self-Deportation

    By David Francis | Jul 04, 2013

    In an unprecedented move from the world’s most sought-after fugitive, Edward Snowden has released his terms for returning to the United States to face espionage charges to The Fiscal Times. His surprise communication was delivered by FedEx to our D.C. offices just minutes...