Hong Kong authorities notified the U.S. that Snowden had departed the city on a flight to Moscow, and may be en route to a third country, according to reports. Snowden was allowed to leave Hong Kong despite a U.S. extradition request.
The website Wikileaks said it had provided Snowden with legal advisers to help him secure asylum in a third country.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) called Snowden "delusional" for reportedly heading to Russia and Cuba because of those countries' human rights records relative to the U.S.
"I think he's in for a rude awakening if that's what he has in mind," Lee said. "It tells me that if he's looking for a place with a better human rights record than the U.S., he's certainly not going to find it in any of these countries."