>> Russia will allow American whistleblower Edward Snowden to stay in the country for at least a few more years. The man whose leaks from within the NSA reshaped what the public knew of its intelligence gathering living there in asylum since 2013. Return to the United States would mean immediate imprisonment.
His lawyer telling Russian Media he'll have the right to pursue citizenship there soon. Snowden was responsible for exposing classified details on electronics spying efforts by the US, including a sweeping program of domestic phone data collection that was later deemed illegal. Moscow's announcement comes a day after President Obama declared he'd shorten the prison sentence for Chelsea Manning.
The former military intelligence analyst whose diplomatic and war fighting leaks in 2010 were the largest in US history. She faced 35 years. Now she'll be out in a matter of months. Snowden hailing the move on Twitter. The White House says Snowden's disclosure and flight to Russia are far more dangerous than Manning.
That possibility skewing any future decisions on Snowden's fate.>> You've made me blush. Thank you very much.