Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Wants A Presidential Pardon

The Guardian: Edward Snowden makes 'moral' case for presidential pardon

Exclusive: Whistleblower says citizens have benefited from his disclosure in 2013 of US and UK government surveillance.

Edward Snowden has set out the case for Barack Obama granting him a pardon before the US president leaves office in January, arguing that the disclosure of the scale of surveillance by US and British intelligence agencies was not only morally right but had left citizens better off.

The US whistleblower’s comments, made in an interview with the Guardian, came as supporters, including his US lawyer, stepped up a campaign for a presidential pardon. Snowden is wanted in the US, where he is accused of violating the Espionage Act and faces at least 30 years in jail.

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WNU Editor: The U.S. position has not changed .... White House: Snowden should return to US to face charges (AP).

More News On Edward Snowden Wanting A Presidential Pardon

Edward Snowden: ACLU and Amnesty seek presidential pardon -- BBC
ACLU and Amnesty International are asking Obama to pardon Edward Snowden -- The Independent
Edward Snowden insists the public would be 'worse off' without his revelations on surveillance as he campaigns for a presidential pardon so he can end his Moscow exile -- Daily Mail
'This is his last chance' — Snowden wants a pardon, but it's going to be a big uphill battle -- Business Insider
The ACLU is launching a campaign to pardon Edward Snowden -- The Verge
Exiled Edward Snowden requests presidential pardon -- UPI
Where Is Edward Snowden Now? NSA Whistleblower Asks Obama For Pardon -- IBTimes
Edward Snowden to President Obama: Pardon Me -- Time
Edward Snowden: Why Obama should pardon me -- CNN
Edward Snowden's Suggestion for Obama: A Presidential Pardon -- The Atlantic

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