Edward Snowden sat down for an exclusive interview with Yahoo’s Global News Anchor Katie Couric. During the interview, Couric asked Snowden about the possibility of receiving a Presidential pardon from President Barack Obama, and Snowden indicated he is optimistic about his pardon prospects.
Snowden cited a letter from the Church Committee to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch in which “[t]hey argued that President Obama should seriously consider leniency in this case. He said that — or they said — that this case has caused far more benefits to American society, which I think is uncontroversial at this point, than any claimed harms for which we’ve never seen evidence.”
Couric asked Snowden if he had one minute to make a case for President Obama about receiving a pardon what would he say.
Snowden responded, “I would respectfully say to the president, ‘I understand you have an incredibly difficult job.’ No one wants to be a whistleblower. This is something that’s hard to do. It’s hard enough to stand up to a bully in your life, to your boss in the office, much less the combined might of the National Security Agency, the FBI and, you know, the apparatus of government.”
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