Chairman Menendez Statement on Latest Developments Regarding Edward Snowden

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the statement below concerning the latest developments regarding Edward Snowden:

"I repeat my message to Russia that providing any refuge to Edward Snowden will be harmful to U.S.-Russia relations,” said Menendez. “Edward Snowden is a fugitive who should be prosecuted in the U.S. for the serious allegations of espionage. Snowden remains in possession of sensitive documents and for Russia or any nation to grant him asylum or safe passage directly concerns our national security priorities. Edward Snowden’s release of classified information could benefit our enemies and I call on Russia to immediately release him into the custody of the U.S. government.”

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