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Russia Might Hand Over Snowden to ‘Curry Favor’ With Trump. But We Thought Trump Was Already Putin’s Puppet?

Contradicting fake news. Compliments of CNBC

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Anonymous U.S. officials have graced the earth with yet another unconfirmed "scoop", dutifully relayed to your television screen or iPhone 666 by the stenographers we call "the media".

Well, here it is:

<figcaption>He's our boy! No need to "curry favor" with him.</figcaption>
He's our boy! No need to "curry favor" with him.

U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a "gift" to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a "spy" and a "traitor" who deserves to be executed.

That's according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive intelligence reports detailing Russian deliberations and who says a Snowden handover is one of various ploys to "curry favor" with Trump. A second source in the intelligence community confirms the intelligence about the Russian conversations and notes it has been gathered since the inauguration.

We appreciate, just for the sake of appearing almost professional, that CNBC included a brief statement by Snowden's lawyer at the very end of their article: "Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern." Yeah, but that doesn't increase ad revenue!

And we give full props to the anonymous government geniuses who leaked this story, but unfortunately it clashes with a different, established fake news narrative:

If Donald Trump is Putin's puppet, why would Russia have to "curry favor" with him?

And since it's an well known fact that Donald Trump (not his real name) is a long-time KGB sleeper agent, this "curry favor" stuff is clearly total nonsense.

Dear media, et al.,

We don't mind reading your fake news. We only ask that you make it slightly less fake.

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