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  • liz

    I thought I heard on the news that the President and Putin did not discuss Snowden.

    • Bob in Florida

      How much credence do you put in what you hear on the ‘news’??

  • Robert Wood

    GO HOME —BLOW HEART!@#$%^&*

  • Robert Wood

    GO HOME BLOW HEART!@#$#%^&

  • Shorty Stuff

    Snowden better get the h3ll out of dodge. Putin is going benedict arnold on his refugee status and trying to throw him to the sharks.

    • jaybird

      I agree, he was very courageous in exposing NSA and he needs to leave Russia. We knew our government was corrupt but did not realize the depth of corruption until Snowden exposed the tracking of everyone and Congress still does not know every program they have because they have not been reporting all of it to the committees, IRS was exposed, bits and pieces are still coming out about Benghazi, scandals about Hellary now and in her past. This is a shaky house of cards.

  • JLouisK

    I think Putin was being sarcastic. Why would he hand over Snowden, who has yet to be convicted, when the US would not hand over convicted criminals?

  • Douglas Goodall

    It is fascinating that Putin gave Snowden a year of refuge, which apparently is now on the table like a poker chip. How little character Putin has, or is this a passive aggressive way of telling Snowden that while he does have refuge, he isn’t really wanted and should be seeking alternative accomodations. Taking the US deal might have been good because if those russian bad guys stay around long enough, they may eventually claim they cannot return to russia because they might be mortally punished, and would rather be released into our population.

    • Robert Messmer

      Perhaps it was just Putin needling Obama, tearing Obama’s credibility to shreds. Going with the poker chip, Putin bluffed and Obama blinked.