US President Barack Obama didn’t attend The Rolling Stones live performance in Washington, DC Monday night, but leader Mick Jagger said that wasn’t likely to keep the commander-in-chief from checking out the show.
Mick told his audience, “I don’t think President Obama is here tonight. . . . But I’m sure he’s listening in.”
The concert was the last American date of the The Rolling Stones’ 50 and Counting tour, which came in the midst of the Obama administration’s manhunt for Edward Snowden, a 30-year-old former intelligence contractor that began leaking classified NSA secrets to the press.
Snowden is reported to currently be in Russia and could be seeking asylum from the likes of Ecuador, Iceland or elsewhere, although Obama has demanded he be extradited back to the US to face charges of espionage.