Snowden’s international tour, is Hillary Clinton to blame?
Here’s a question I haven’t seen anyone ask with regard to the current travelings of NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Does former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bear any responsibility for America’s inability to garner international cooperation in retrieving Snowden under extradition?
Report on this from Reuters:
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden was still in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, was free to leave and should do so as soon as possible.
Putin told a news conference during a visit to Finland that he hoped the affair would not affect relations with Washington, which wants Russia to send him to the United States, but indicated Moscow would not hand him over.
“We can only hand over foreign citizens to countries with which we have an appropriate international agreement on the extradition of criminals,” Putin said, adding that Snowden has committed no crime in Russia.
I’m not laying the blame on Clinton but it does make me wonder about the relationship status of the United States with so-called “friendly” countries like Hong Kong and Russia. Secretary of State John Kerry hasn’t seemed to have helped much either.