Edward Snowden

Putin: Snowden Not Revealing Any Leaks While In Russia, Was Condition of Asylum

Says he envies Obama for "getting away with" what Snowden revealed the government was doing


President Vladimir Putin says Moscow isn't controlling National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has asylum in Russia.

Putin said at a news conference Thursday that any revelations published by Snowden must have come from materials he provided before landing in Russia.

He reaffirms that Russia made providing refuge to Snowden conditional on his halting what he called ant-American activities.