'Not going to be scrambling jets' to get Snowden, Obama says

June 27, 2013 12:51 PM

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“I get you that it’s a fascinating story for the press,” Obama told reporters at a news conference with Senegal’s president here. But “in terms of U.S. interests, the damage was done with respect to the initial leaks.”

Obama said he is interested “in making sure that the rules of extradition are obeyed,” and he said that U.S. officials had conducted “useful conversations” with Russian officials and officials in other countries that might be interested in offering political asylum to Snowden.

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