Monday, June 24, 2013

Obama following 'legal channels' to get Snowden back

SNOWDEN CASE • President Obama said Monday that "we're following all the appropriate legal channels" to return Edward Snowden to the United States from Russia.

By David Jackson / USA TODAY

U.S. officials had worked with Hong Kong since June 10 on a Edward Snowden extradition. Photo © Achacachi Post
WASHINGTON, USA.— Obama said his aides are working with other countries -- which he did not identify -- to make sure "the rule of law" is observed in the Snowden case.

The president, who answered reporters' questions before meeting with business leaders about an immigration bill, declined to comment further.

He spoke shortly after his press secretary, Jay Carney, said that the administration expects Russia to "look at all the options available to them" in order to return Edward Snowden to the United States.

"It is our assumption that he is in Russia," Carney said.

Carney also criticized China and Hong Kong for allowing Snowden to travel to Russia, calling it a "deliberate choice" to "release a fugitive" and saying it will hurt diplomatic relations. More...

Source: USA TODAY®

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