Trump Says He’ll Look Into a Pardon for Edward Snowden

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The remarks seemed to be a shift for President Trump, who repeatedly called Mr. Snowden a “traitor” and “spy who should be executed” in the years before his election.

President Trump said on Saturday that he would consider pardoning Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who faced criminal charges after leaking classified documents about vast government surveillance.

“There are many, many people — it seems to be a split decision — many people think that he should be somehow be treated differently and other people think he did very bad things,” Mr. Trump said during a news conference at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. “I’m going to take a very good look at it.”

The remarks signal a shift for the president, who repeatedly denigrated Mr. Snowden as a “traitor” and a “spy who should be executed” in the years before his election. The disclosures by Mr. Snowden, who sought asylum in Russia in 2013, set off a broad debate about surveillance and privacy.

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3 comments

  • New orders from Putin?

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  • Trumpkov yet again shows where his loyalties lie.
    Snowden is a rat. A sneaky, verminous liar. No wonder he went to Russia, where his filthy boss Assange gets his patronage. The Pentagon describes Snowden as “single-handedly the greatest traitor in American history.”
    Snowden’s actions led to the cancellation of numerous British intel ops and the death of British intel assets. Which Assange laughed about. Both of them should be strung up and their victims’ relatives should piss on their graves.

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    • It”s so sad that no leader in the West has the guts to confront Putin and the 3rd world muslim invaders. We are being destroyed by our own traitors, corruption and cowards from within, rather than the enemies from outside.

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