‘Gathering intel for Russia’
The former Russian spy may have sympathy for the man who spilled top-secret documents. Chapman, after all, is no stranger to run-ins with government authorities. The 31-year-old had been posing as a real-estate agent in the United States in 2010 when she was accused of gathering intel for Russia. She and nine others were deported back to Russia in a prisoner swap.
Now the ex-secret agent has become a celebrity in her homeland, most recently as host of the TV show, “Secrets of the World.”
But Snowden seems to be unavailable at the moment — and may be rejected by Russia as well. After 11 days, the AP reports that “Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia had received no request for political asylum from Snowden and he had to solve his problems himself.”
The NSA contractor has been on the run since he spilled secrets on the classified NSA surveillance programs to the press. He has been in diplomatic limbo since having his passport revoked, and has had countless requests for asylum refused.
Well, what do you think of Anna Chapman’s brazen offer to Edward Snowden? And what do you think will be Snowden’s next move in connection to his current fugitive status? Feel free to share your speculations with us. Broadcast your thoughts via the comment box below!
Source: Claudine Zap | Yahoo News
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