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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 12:17 PM Jun 2016

Obama Pushed to Pardon Snowden Before Leaving Office [View all]

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Source: CommonDreams

"These people have been thinking about the law for so long that they have forgotten that the system is actually about justice," Snowden said. "They want to throw somebody in prison for the rest of his life for what even people around the White House now are recognizing our country needed to talk about."

Indeed, only last month former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that Snowden "actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged in."

In response, Snowden tweeted:

2013: It's treason!
2014: Maybe not, but it was reckless
2015: Still, technically it was unlawful
2016: It was a public service but

— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 30, 2016

Read more: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/27/obama-pushed-pardon-snowden-leaving-office

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