Snowden’s U.S. Passport Revoked, According to U.S. Official

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s U.S. passport has been revoked, according to a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The former contractor who leaked secret documents on U.S. surveillance landed in Moscow today. He has requested asylum from Ecuador, according to a posting on Twitter by Ricardo Patino Aroca, Ecuador’s foreign minister.

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