Is Snowden's Latest NSA Claim a Bluff for Asylum?

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July 15 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News' Hans Nichols reports that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claims to have the instruction manual of how the NSA runs its spying operation. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

He may have another card to play.

He told the guardian that essentially he has of the instruction manual for how the nsa is listening and on these intercepts, just what they can do.

It is the blueprint of how and why and what they are doing.

It is incredibly valuable.

He took the documents with him.

He said he wanted to ensure that he could have a case for asylum.

This follows the friday appearance he had with human rights groups in russia.

We still believe them to be in that transit area in moscow.

He claims he made a moral decision and that he has no regrets.

Individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring.

Accordingly, i did what i believed right and began a campaign to a dress -- to address what i witness.

-- witnessed.

The primary request is for travel documents so he can have some sort of resolution.

What about the levers that the u.s. has?

Republicans criticize the president.

They said he has no leverage.

We did see a readout of a call that the president had with his counterparts in russia that came late friday evening.

They talked about the snowden case.

They talked about the importance of u.s./russia relationships.

The president also talked about security measures for the upcoming games in so she.

It is a reminder that there are things that the u.s. has.

Is a bit of a hint that they have this and they may be willing to withhold.

Thank you.

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