|Dave Taylor presents Ed Snowden a thank you|
letter from CHANNEL1 NEWS for all his secret
contributions over the years.
After weeks of pressuring by Dave Taylor, President Putin gave in and secretly transported Edward Snowden to Sochi for a high level old fashion reunion of sorts. The "American reunion" is what Putin called it and he insisted on the highest level of secrecy. As Putin issued the order calling for the highest level of secrecy, Taylor received a cellphone call from his driver in Sochi telling him of the upcoming event. It seems Snowden had leaked news of the meeting to a friend of his in the Russian underground. Taylor texted the CHANNEL 1 NEWS'S English bureau office and report that even after learning of the meeting from his driver, he was able to look surprised when Putin informd him of the meeting.
Snowden and Taylor met in the commons area in the Denkendorf Plaza Hotel and lunched on subs from Jimmy John's, who arrived in under a minute after being called. Snowden said he missed Jimmy John's and was next to tears when Taylor handed him the letters from his family back home. Snowden also received a thank you letter from CHANNEL 1 NEWS for his secret contributions.
As the two parted, Snowden said he hoped to be home by Christmas, but was not certain what year. CHANNEL1 NEWS will follow this story and continue with it's reports from Sochi in the coming days.