French Minister: Paris May Offer Asylum to Whistleblowers Snowden, Assange

It is possible that France may decide to offer asylum to whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said on Thursday.

Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor, has remained in Russia after revealing the US government’s widespread surveillance programs.

Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has remained in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two years while avoiding extradition to Sweden, where prosecutors want to question him over sex crime allegations.


Doubtless in retaliation for the revelation that the US has spied on French Presidents.

  • tom_billesley

    Beheading in Grenoble, France this morning.
    They’ll say surveillance wouldn’t have stopped it.

  • ontario john

    Maybe the socialists running France should actually worry about real threats to their country. Peace loving muslim beheads worker and displays the head on a pole at the front entrance. But no, France is more worried about its Western allies. And just wait until Mulcair or Trudeau becomes PM. Expect the floodgates to be wide open for thousands of Syrian refugees. You won’t even have to declare your weapons coming in.

    • Clausewitz

      Will that be 7.62 or 9 mm?

  • MannieP

    Why did we liberate these cheese eating surrender monkeys during WW-II, and rescue them during WW-I?

    • tom_billesley


    • Clausewitz

      What’s really funny is that France is the nation of the Dreyfuss scandal. But then I guess it’s ok to screw over the nation that twice last century bailed their sorry asses out of German Occupation.

  • cmh

    don’t hold your breath, it’s likely a bunch of bs.