June 25th, 2013
09:51 PM ET

Putin, Obama battle over NSA leaker Edward Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin said NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a "free man."

Putin said Snowden is still in the transit area of Moscow's airport. Despite all those requests from the U.S., Putin says he still isn't handing Snowden over since the U.S. and Russia doesn't have an extradition agreement and Snowden hasn't committed any crimes on Russian soil.

How did the U.S. respond?

Secretary of State John Kerry warned of "consequences" against Russia if they allowed Snowden to escape.

"We are not looking for confrontation, we're not ordering anybody.  We're simply requesting under a very normal procedure for the transfer of somebody," Kerry said.

What will it take for the U.S. to get Snowden back?

Outfront tonight: Gordon Lubold, author of Foreign Policy's national security newsletter, the "Situation Report."

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