Edward Snowden

Snowden's Lawyer Says NSA Whistleblower Hopes To Leave Moscow Airport by Tomorrow

Needs Russian approval to travel

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Edward Snowden is hoping to be able to leave Moscow's airport by Wednesday, a lawyer for the National Security Agency leaker said.

Anatoly Kucherena, Snowden's attorney, said the former government contractor who disclosed information on secret NSA surveillance programs, expects to receive travel papers in days allowing him to leave the airport where he has been hiding for the last month.