Another day, another spate of conflicting messages about Ed Snowden’s plans and whereabouts.
WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower group that is advising the fugitive NSA leaker, now says that Snowden has “not yet formally accepted” an offer of asylum from Venezuela — despite a claim by a senior Russian official earlier in the day that he had.
“The states concerned will make the announcement if and when the appropriate time comes,” WikiLeaks said on its Twitter page Tuesday afternoon.
The statement came after Alexei Pushkov, a top official in Russia’s parliament, initially posted on his Twitter page that Snowden had agreed to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s offer of asylum. He said it was apparently the most reliable option for Snowden.