Schumer: Russia's Embrace of Snowden 'Will Have Serious Consequences'
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has now spoken out against Russian quasi-dictator Vladimir Putin over NSA leaker Edward Snowden. “The bottom line is very simple,” Schumer said on CNN’s State of the Union. “Allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways and Putin always seems almost eager to put a finger in the eye of the United States, whether it is Syria, Iran and now of course with Snowden. That’s not how allies should treat each other and I think it will have serious consequences for the United States-Russia relationship.”
Snowden has reportedly fled to Russia. Russia is also impeding US efforts to back the Syrian opposition against Iranian-backed dictator Bashar Assad.