USA Today reports: WikiLeaks says NSA leaker Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, quashing a brief but tantalizing tip from a Russian lawmaker that Snowden had decided where he plans to go from Moscow.
WikiLeaks, which has provided logistical help for Snowden since he fled the United States, issued its statement in a tweet.
It was responding to an earlier tweet in Russian sent — then quickly deleted — by Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee.
Later Tuesday, WikiLeaks issued a cryptic tweet stating that on Wednesday “the first phase of Edward Snowden’s ‘Flight of Liberty’ campaign will be launched. Follow for further details.”