Russian Official Says Snowden Has Accepted Venezuela's Asylum Offer

NSA whistleblower still thought to be in transit area in Moscow airport


MOSCOW (AP)—The head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee says Edward Snowden has accepted Venezuela's offer of political asylum.

Alexei Pushkov made the statement on his Twitter account Tuesday. The message did not clarify how he learned of Snowden's purported acceptance, but Pushkov has acted as an unofficial point-man for the Kremlin on the Snowden affair.