It is official…
Eric Snowden, who revealed important information regarding National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, is now a Russian citizen.
Snowden fled the country to Russia after he revealed the information.
Snowden has always had a bit of a mixed bag.
Some consider him a traitor, while others consider him a whistleblower.
Russia granted him asylum in 2014, then gave Snowden residency status about two years ago.
On Monday, it was reported that Putin granted him citizenship status.
Russian expert Rebekah Koffler believes this is a sign that Snowden is now working very closely with the Russians.
She stated, "While before, Snowden was willingly providing help to Russian intelligence, as of today, he will be directed to do exactly what the Russian government and military want him to do.
"Snowden has more than likely been debriefed by Russian spy agencies and has provided highly sensitive information to the Russians that could harm Americans, including U.S. military personnel."
Snowden has maintained that he would return to the United States as long as he would receive a fair trial and be able to explain his position.
He stated, "That is the ultimate goal, but if I'm going to spend the rest of my life in prison then my one bottom-line demand that we all have to agree to is that at least I get a fair trial."
One of Snowden's advocates had been Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Paul is among those who believe Snowden blew the whistle regarding possible illegal surveillance being conducted against the American people.
It will be interesting to see what Paul thinks now that it seems so obvious Snowden has now completely turned against America.
Source: Fox News