Report: Tweet by Russian lawmaker on Snowden asylum deleted

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-09 14:13:00-04

(CNN) -- According to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti, Russian parliamentary spokesman Alexei Pushkov in a tweet Tuesday said U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has accepted an offer from Venezuela for asylum. However, that tweet was deleted shortly after. It wasn't immediately clear why.

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