The original and translated version of Pushkov’s deleted tweet.
Alexei Pushkov, chair of the International Affairs Committee in the Russian state of Duma, tweeted Tuesday that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has agreed to accept Venezuela’s offer of asylum.
The tweet was quickly picked up and reported by Agence-France Presse and the Associated Press.
#BREAKING: Edward Snowden agrees to asylum in Venezuela: top lawmaker
The Associated Press
BREAKING: Lawmaker close to Kremlin tweets that Edward Snowden has accepted Venezuela’s asylum offer.