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Forum Post: Will Biden Pardon Snowden?

Posted 2 weeks ago on July 29, 2020, 11:48 p.m. EST by elf3 (4172)
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I believe that Snowden is a hero of our time, and must be pardoned. Scooter Libby was pardoned for doing far worse...he outed an active duty CIA agent Valerie Plame who was working to prevent the sale of weapons of mass destruction that could be used to harm our citizens risking not only her life but the lives of the citizenry.

On the other hand Snowden blew the whistle on NSA citizen spying. It is against the constitution for our government to spy on us. Therefore he actually helped enforce the laws of our nation while Scooter Libby broke them.

Will Biden make a pledge to pardon Snowden if he is elected? Will he prove he is not afraid to challenge those who seek to violate our citizenry? Will he stand up for our most fundamental rights? Will he protect those who stand up to protect our freedoms? It seems at this moment in history someone like Snowden willing to risk his own life, and willing to sacrifice to preserve democracy would make a far better leader than any of our current candidates. Will Biden show his support at least for that courage and strength and service of a true patriot?



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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8243) from Phoenix, AZ 2 weeks ago

No he will not pardon Snowden because Snowden embarrassed Obama, but really it was getting on that plane to Moscow way back when, that's when Snowden sealed his fate. It doesn't matter because Snowden will never leave Russia, that was sealed the minute he got on the plane to Venezuela via Moscow.