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Maria Zakharova said the American media about the extradition of Edward Snowden, as well as on the confirmation of the report about the dirt on Donald trump. Publications she connected with pressure on the American President
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said in his Facebook previously appeared on TV channels NBC and CNN information. First wrote about the fact that Moscow is considering the issuance of the U.S. former NSA employee Edward Snowden as a “gift” to Donald Trump, and the second is that US intelligence agencies confirmed the authenticity of the first part of the report about the presence of Russia compromising the American leader.
Zakharova pointed out that it is not the statements of representatives of special services and “information, citing unnamed security sources”. In her opinion, such publications are “quite suitable technology” for the “outrage of public opinion and the maintenance of a degree”.
She noted the evidence that “pressure on the new administration with political opponents inside the USA continues to be, the bargaining is in full swing”. “And that is why the foreign policy doctrine of the White house is still not formed,” added the spokesman.
In this regard, Zakharov said that the main question of journalists how Russia will interact with the White house “at the international track”. “In an interview Irade Zeynalova, which will be released on Sunday, Sergei Lavrov said: waiting for the formation of the team. But all clear: the delay associated with the sluggishness of the new administration, and the fact that she just can’t work,” she said.
NBC had previously written that the US intelligence has information according to which Moscow is considering the transfer of Snowden to the us side. A senior source in the US administration, familiar with a series of “highly sensitive” intelligence, which sets out the details of the discussion on this issue, said that extradition of Snowden is regarded as one of the options “to win the” trump. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the talks about the return of Snowden as “nonsense”.
CNN, citing unnamed sources, wrote that the security services confirmed the accuracy of the data from the report on the presence of Russia’s dirt on trump regarding telephone calls related to compromising. At the same time, wrote to the channel, the intelligence agencies can not disclose information, which was transmitted by phone, however, confirm that the telephone contacts described in the report took place. This, said sources, allows the intelligence “with more confidence” to talk about the credibility of the entire dossier as a whole.