WikiLeaks just tore a huge hole in the narrative surrounding Edward Snowden.
Up to this point, Snowden and his closest supporters have contended that the 30-year-old American left Hong Kong for Moscow with the intention of flying to Latin America.
"I was traveling with him on our way to Latin America when the United States revoked his passport, stranding him in Russia," said Sarah Harrison, the WikiLeaks adviser who met Snowden in Hong Kong and accompanied him to Moscow on June 23.
There had already been issues with this assertion, primarily that the U.S. revoked Snowden's passport on June 22, and the unsigned Ecuadorian travel document acquired for Snowden by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — ostensibly for safe passage to Latin America — was void when Snowden landed in Moscow. Consequently, he had no valid travel documents when he landed.