Prominent members of the Senate on Thursday derided a decision by Russia to formally grant NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum for one year, calling on the Obama administration to exact consequences on the former Cold War enemy.


(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), joined a chorus of critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling on President Obama to demand that the G-20 move its pending summit from Russia after Putin’s decision.

“Russia has stabbed us in the back,” Schumer, the No. 3 Democratic leader, told reporters.