Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden - 2020-08-15

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F182.png Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden August 15, 2020, Thomson Reuters, CBC News

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor — now living in Russia — whose spectacular leaks shook the U.S. intelligence community in 2013.

The Republican president's comments followed an interview Trump gave to the New York Post this week in which he said of Snowden that "there are a lot of people that think that he is not being treated fairly" by U.S. law enforcement.

U.S. authorities for years have wanted Snowden returned to the United States to face a criminal trial on espionage charges brought in 2013.

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{{cite news | title = Trump says he is considering pardon for leaker Edward Snowden | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/trump-snowden-pardon-1.5688359 | work = Thomson Reuters | publisher = CBC News | date = August 15, 2020 | accessdate = August 16, 2020 }}