Snowden 'outed as a Russian agent'

 Ed Snowden, the NSA leaker, was allegedly a Russian agent all along  and Vlad Putin  has pulled off a masterful deception.  The Washington Post reports that “Before American fugitive Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow in June—an arrival that Russian officials have said caught them by surprise—he spent several days living at the Russian Consulate in Hong Kong, a Moscow newspaper reported Monday.”
In other words, the Russians were in on the deception all along.  More here