June 25th, 2013
11:00 PM ET

U.S. and Russia in standoff over NSA leaker

CNN's Jill Dougherty reports on the U.S.-Russian stalemate as Edward Snowden, the admitted leaker of once-secret surveillance programs, apparently remains hold up in a transit area in Moscow's airport.

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  1. Monty Wiesler

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  4. tax payer

    So America owns russia? and ur not a patriot if you beleive in privacy?? confused....soooo confused

    June 27, 2013 at 3:53 am | Reply
  5. George Patton

    Chicken sh!t Snowdung, seeking asylum to cold war enemies, all communist countries. May be he was a communist spy.

    June 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  6. john burgess

    give putin some head gayboy and he will send him right to was dc

    June 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Judging by what you posted above, you're obviously a dirty minded Tea Partier caught up in that anti-Snowden, right-wing lynch mob mentality currently sweeping this country. Where is your shame, john?

      June 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      no send him a football ring and see Putin delivering Snowdung in his private jet.

      June 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  7. Alex279

    The latest news is that Mr. Snowden is stuck because cannot buy ticket without passport. His attorney Sarah Harrison entered negotiations with Tom Hanks' agents about possible movie deal tentatively called "Airport 2". At this moment is is now known how much progress has been made, except that the deal is going to be "lucrative".

    June 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  8. Atossa


    Snowden has certainly been a dog and pony show.

    But whose pony is he really... and who is running this circus ?

    Since [apparently] Snowden is in Moscow with [supposedly] US state secrets...
    I'm sure ex-KGB agent/FSB director, Vladimir Putin, is aware this could be a set up.


    June 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Reply
  9. A Real American

    Bravo Mr. Putin, Bravo. Our government can no longer effectively run their own house, so don't let them pressure you into doing something you don't want to in yours. I hope Snowden and Assange both make it to Ecuador and Wikileaks continues it's good works. When a people is kept in the dark, there is no hope. Enlightened people are the emissaries of hope. Thanks to both of them for shining a light and giving hope to those of us who have all but forsaken this system of government we now live in.

    June 26, 2013 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • Joe

      Amen to your human way of thinking and you are not the only true American that thinks like that. Take care and watch your 180

      June 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      Good posting, A Real American. Thank you. How true that rings!!!

      June 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Reply
  10. Joseph McCarthy

    I fully stand with Vladimir Putin on this one. Let's just hope that he doesn't cave in to the right-wing thugs in Washington and allows Edward Snowden go wherever he wants. How great it is not to see the right-wing thugs in Washington get their way for one time!

    June 26, 2013 at 11:13 am | Reply
  11. Alex279

    Standoff? There is no standoff. Putin made it very clear yerterday: Russia DOES NOT CARE. Mr. Snowden did not commit any crime on Russian territory, and in fact, he even never entered Russia as he does not have a Russian visa. Nor did he made any act which is considered a crime under Russian Law. He is a free man and he is free to proceed on his jorney into a country of his chosing. Putin also made it very clear that Mr. Snowden is not interesting for Russian intelligence, FSB, etc., and they are not talking to him. At the end of his statement Mr. Putin said that being involved here is like shaving a pig: not much wool, but too much scream, basically useless.

    June 26, 2013 at 10:52 am | Reply
  12. jboh

    The actions of China and Russian should threaten both their "most favored nation" trade status. If they want to act this way, they should pay the consequences.

    June 26, 2013 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      If I were you jboh, I'd be ashamed to display my lack of intelligence by posting such comments like yours! Edward Snowden did the right thing and should never have been indicted in the first place as anyone with any sense of decency would know!

      June 26, 2013 at 11:17 am | Reply
      • Pete

        @Joseph McCarthy,get your head out of your nether regions bud..Snowden went to work for BOOZ for one reason and that's to bring the CIA,NSA down..The only way that traitor is going to stay with Putin in Russia is with a hole in the back of his head aka sniper shot,got it!!And you bud were probibly part of the reason behind the Patriot Act,Homeland Security indirectly in voting not once but twice in that imbecile from Texas in Bush...Remember if Bush would had followed up on that intel Clintons Intel team left his crew about terrorists hitting major cities stateside there probibly wouldn't had ever been a 9/11 but you know when you go outta town some 450 days in your first two years things obviously will go wrong and 9/11 was obviously just one of them right Joe McCarthy or are you still delushional thinking this Snowden weasel is a hero and if you do go hold hands with him in that Russian airport if yah got the stones to do it!!

        June 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  13. terr

    thank you Putin

    June 26, 2013 at 6:49 am | Reply
    • jboh

      Thank him for what? Helping terrorists avoid detection? How will you feel about it when another attack occurs?

      June 26, 2013 at 9:46 am | Reply
  14. Marathon

    He will get caught sooner or later. Mr.Putin is just sticking it to us for a bit.

    June 26, 2013 at 6:34 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      I wonder, has our US government finally come to realize that Putin is NOT our "friend"? Putin bambozzled our government every since he came into power. Idiot, GWB, sat next to Putin at the Chinese Olympics and gushed praise for him (at the same moment, Putin's troops were invading the country of Georgia to "teach them a lesson"). Hillary embarassingly carried her "Reset Button" to Moscow, another diplomatic flop! Now, Obama and Kerry expect Putin to act totally different? Surprise! Putin is probably the wisest and most cunning world leader today, yet no one realizes this! What Putin wants. Putin gets! The West has no leader with such cunning achievements, NONE! Putin's huge dual pipeline under the Baltic Sea to send Russian gas to Europe is just one stunning achievement. Here we cannot build one small pipeline to get Canadian oil to the Gulf for export to China!!!
      Putin is NOT our friend, and never will be! Wake up to this fact!

      June 26, 2013 at 7:54 am | Reply
      • Marathon

        Im just saying Mr. Putin has a lever to stick it to us for a bit, I never said He was a friend.

        June 26, 2013 at 8:02 am |
      • StanCalif

        Other complete failures of US "foreign policy":
        "Shock and Awe" to remove Sadaam from power in Iraq! What an achievement! Today, Iraq's best friend is Iran not us. Afghanistan, we installed a complete crook who now bitterly complains about us but has done nothing for his own people! Egypt, who knows where this will go, meanwhile Egypt's economy goes down the toilet! Job well done! It simply goes on and on. Removing dictators, simply on principles, has not worked and never will!

        June 26, 2013 at 8:16 am |
    • StanCalif

      I agree, Putin is "sticking it to us", so did China. Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are doing the same!
      Yet all our politicians care about is fund raising! What the hell has happened to our country?

      June 26, 2013 at 8:28 am | Reply
      • Pete

        @StanCalif,ever hear about not only cutting foriegn aid but sanctions as well ..We don't need anyone even China and remember who Chinas biggest buyer of their cheap Chinese crap,us not Russia or anyone else..Just look how OPEC is starting to sweat because our consumption of their crude is down because of our increased production stateside the most in over 20 years..And remember who's country monetary system all countrys work with ours not the Euro or any one else's..In a nutshell we are still the most powerful nation that leads this world and eventually Snowden will come back here like it or not to face trial for espionage...

        June 26, 2013 at 10:23 am |
  15. Farrok

    Anyone who rats out America can go to hell...................

    June 26, 2013 at 4:20 am | Reply
    • Dr. Charles Edgar Hardee

      I agree Farrok, time to hang this son of a b.

      June 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  16. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    June 26, 2013 at 12:22 am | Reply
    • Trollallday

      There is a reason they only teach American history in American schools.

      June 26, 2013 at 11:50 am | Reply
    • Dr. Charles Edgar Hardee

      No one cares what you have to say "John Smith"

      June 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Reply
    • Jesse James

      If America is so bad, why don't you just leave?

      June 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  17. USMC1371

    Standoff my butt they can keep the coward feed and house him for the rest of his worthless life.

    June 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Reply
    • Biots

      so says the brainwashed pawn of the NWO.

      June 26, 2013 at 1:31 am | Reply
      • USMC1371

        Forget your tinfoil hat again?

        June 26, 2013 at 5:05 am |
      • Joseph McCarthy

        Well said, Biots. USMC1371 is just caught up in the right-wing lynch mob mentality currently running rampant across the country like the majority of the general public, unfortunately!

        June 26, 2013 at 11:22 am |
      • Pete

        @Joseph McCarthy,do you consider yourself a patriot,or an American that's in denile for what you did years ago that led to this voting for Bush...The Patriot Act,Homeland security has been in existance for over 10 years and because Pres.Obama signed extentions on both plus legitimately making it safer for all Americans and their rights,liberties you like most complain now !!Please explain if you're for these intrusive policies that Bush gave us because he screwed up in really securing this countrys borders after again getting intel that would of given us a head start on heading off a major terrorist plot,the plot that ended in 9/11 killing over 3000 people and starting an unfunded war with lies no less..Let me know why you're so hung op on that traitor in Snowden because besides being so delushional you and others must think nothing of someone handing out our classified Intel so they can use it against us later and obviously you either don't care for our country as a whole or possibly you don't reside in these states at all even with a name as that..Come out of your hole and explain why you think he's a hero because if another countrys people attacks us like in 9/11 maybe you can go thank him yourself if you can find him alive!!

        June 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm |

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