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Donald Trump considers pardoning CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden – regardless of beforehand saying he ought to be executed

Donald Trump considers pardoning CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden – despite previously saying he should be executed


PRESIDENT Donald Trump is contemplating a pardon for whistleblower Edward Snowden – regardless of beforehand saying he ought to be executed.

In a sensational U-turn, Mr Trump says he’s it “very strongly” after beforehand branding the ex-CIA employee a “spy who ought to be executed”.

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President Trump says he’s wanting ‘very strongly’ on the Edward Snowden case regardless of beforehand branding him a ‘spy who ought to be executed’[/caption]

Mr Trump stated: “Many individuals assume he ought to be one way or the other handled otherwise. And different individuals assume he did very unhealthy issues.

“I’ve heard it each methods. From traitor to he’s being, you realize, persecuted.

“I’m going to start out it [a possible pardon]. I’m going to check out that very strongly.”

US authorities have wished to strive Snowden, 37, on espionage prices in a felony case.

He was given asylum in Russia after he leaked secret paperwork.


His Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena stated he shouldn’t be pardoned – however have any doable prices towards him dropped as he had not dedicated a criminal offense.

He stated Snowden was “performing within the curiosity of all humankind”.

Snowden, 37, leaked secrets and techniques in 2013 and was given asylum in Russia, the place he nonetheless lives.

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Ex-CIA employee Snowden leaked secrets and techniques in 2013 and was given asylum in Russia the place he nonetheless lives[/caption]

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