Edward Snowden

Obama May Skip Summit With Putin

Because of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden being granted temporary asylum

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — President Barack Obama may spurn a summit with President Vladimir Putin after Russia granted asylum to U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said.

"We are evaluating the utility of a summit in light of this and other issues," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.