Snowden's Dad is now saying it is good that his son is in Russia ... duh?
. ... I remember he went on TV and said his son should come home ... . ... now ... he's glad his son is in Russia ... . ... Dad must have escaped his O keeper! ... . [link to hosted.ap.org]
The elder Snowden said he thinks Russia is probably the best place to seek asylum because it is most likely to withstand U.S. pressure. Edward Snowden applied for temporary asylum in Russia last week.
The elder Snowden and Fein said they were disgusted by Holder's letter Friday to Russian officials promising that Snowden would not face the death penalty if he were extradited. They said it reflects a mindset that Snowden is presumed guilty and that a sentence of 30 years or life would be a reasonable punishment.