Edward Snowden’s Russia Residency Extended

Russia just guaranteed two years’ residency to Edward Snowden, a Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman wrote on Facebook that Snowdenโ€™s right to stay in the country had been extended โ€œby a couple of years,โ€ disputing claims that the National Security Agency whistleblower could be used as a bargaining chip in Putin-Trump negotiations. Additionally, in a separate statement, Snowdenโ€™s lawyer said his client has โ€œevery legal basis to get Russian citizenship,โ€ further suggesting the leaker intends to stay beyond the extra two years, the guardian reported.