According to an NBC News report, U.S. intelligence has collected information indicating that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden to the United States as a "gift" to President Trump. Trump, in the past, has referred to Snowden as a "traitor" who deserves to be executed. The report alleges that the Russian deliberations over Snowden amount to an attempt to "curry favor" with Trump. Snowden's ACLU lawyer, Ben Wizner, told NBC News:"Team Snowden has received no such signals and has no new reason for concern." Snowden also responded to the story on Twitter.