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Report: NSA leaker Snowden offers to help Brazil investigate spying if given political asylum

FILE - This June 9, 2013 file photo provided by The Guardian Newspaper in London shows National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, in Hong Kong. Snowden wrote in "an open letter to the Brazilian people" published early Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 by the respected Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that he would be willing to help Brazil's government investigate U.S. spying on its soil, but that he could do so only if granted political asylum. (AP Photo/The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, File)
December 16, 2013 - 11:56 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO - One of Brazil's biggest newspapers says it has obtained a letter from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, asking for political asylum and offering to help Brazil investigate U.S. spying on its soil.

In the letter published on Folha de S. Paulo's website early Tuesday, Snowden says he could legally offer assistance only if he is granted asylum.

Snowden is now living in Russia, where he was granted temporary asylum for a year.

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