White House Won’t Rule Out Pardon for Edward Snowden

By NTK Staff | 01.17.2017 @2:50pm

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that he couldn’t rule out the possibility of Edward Snowden receiving a presidential pardon at Tuesday’s White House press briefing. Earnest did note, however, that Snowden has not filed paperwork to seek clemency from the Obama administration but did admit that had no bearing on a Presidential-level […]

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that he couldn’t rule out the possibility of Edward Snowden receiving a presidential pardon at Tuesday’s White House press briefing.

Earnest did note, however, that Snowden has not filed paperwork to seek clemency from the Obama administration but did admit that had no bearing on a Presidential-level decision.

The final days of a president’s term are often filled with pardons, some of which are controversial.

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