Edward Snowden

Wikileaks Denies Venezuela Has Granted Snowden Asylum

Despite what a Russian official said yesterday


Another day, another spate of conflicting messages about Ed Snowden's plans and whereabouts. 

WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower group that is advising the fugitive NSA leaker, now says that Snowden has "not yet formally accepted" an offer of asylum from Venezuela—despite a claim by a senior Russian official earlier in the day that he had. 

"The states concerned will make the announcement if and when the appropriate time comes," WikiLeaks said on its Twitter page Tuesday afternoon.