Snowden asylum a blow to U.S.-Russia relations
August 1st, 2013
12:49 PM ET
10 years ago

Snowden asylum a blow to U.S.-Russia relations

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Washington (CNN) - Russia's decision to grant asylum to classified leaker Edward Snowden is a blow to already challenged U.S. relations with Moscow, legislators from both parties agreed Thursday, but they differed on how President Barack Obama should respond.

While Republican critics of the Obama administration called for some form of diplomatic retaliation, Democrats said the U.S.-Russian relationship was too big and important to be seriously curtailed or damaged by the Snowden case.


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  1. rs

    It would've paved the way towards good will and unity of purpose to give us this one little thing.
    Russia chose to be...Russia.
    Open your eyes Mr. President. This is what time it is.
    Replace "Russia" with the GOP, and the same thing could be said.

    August 1, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  2. rs

    You want the "appearance of weakness"? Nobody has done more to create it the past 5+ years than the GOP. NOBODY.
    Amen to that!

    August 1, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
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