Comment: If this is the case, it may

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If this is the case, it may

If this is the case, it may be that Snowden had information on Russia's spying also or his continued release of information would jeopardize diplomatic and trade relations with the US to a degree that would simply be harmful to his new host. I guess this is the logical practical outcome since Snowden has no plans to return and Putin is at least a near-equal threat to the US.