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Snowden Dad: FBI wanted me to go to Moscow, bring son back

Posted By admin On July 31, 2013 @ 5:42 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Jerry Markon
Washington Post [1]
July 31, 2013

The FBI tried to enlist the father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to fly to Moscow to try to persuade his son to return to the United States, but the effort collapsed when agents could not establish a way for the two to speak once he arrived, Snowden’s father said Tuesday.

“I said, ‘I want to be able to speak with my son. . . . Can you set up communications?’ And it was, ‘Well, we’re not sure,’ ” Lon Snowden told The Washington Post. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, folks, I’m not going to sit on the tarmac to be an emotional tool for you.’ ”

In a wide-ranging interview, the elder Snowden offered a vehement defense of the young man some have labeled a traitor. He said that Edward, who is holed up at an airport in Moscow, grew up in a patriotic family in suburban Maryland, filled with federal agents and police officers, and that he “loves this nation.’’

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/effort-to-get-nsa-leaker-edward-snowdens-father-to-moscow-collapses/2013/07/30/23e8875e-f949-11e2-b018-5b8251f0c56e_story.html?hpid=z1

[2] Edward Snowden not in Moscow, say Russian authorities: http://www.prisonplanet.com/edward-snowden-not-in-moscow-say-russian-authorities.html

[3] Edward Snowden got stuck in Moscow ‘after Cuba blocked entry’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/edward-snowden-got-stuck-in-moscow-after-cuba-blocked-entry.html

[4] Putin: Snowden still in Moscow airport, won’t be extradited, free to go anywhere: http://www.prisonplanet.com/edward-snowden-never-crossed-border-into-russia-says-foreign-minister.html

[5] Edward Snowden Leaves Hong Kong On Flight To Moscow: http://www.prisonplanet.com/edward-snowden-leaves-hong-kong-on-flight-to-moscow.html

[6] Moscow-Cuba plane detour sparks speculation Snowden may be on board: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moscow-cuba-plane-detour-sparks-speculation-snowden-may-be-on-board.html

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