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Donald Trump Considers Pardoning Edward Snowden For His Leaks

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Edward Snowden has been living in Russia, where he’s been seeking asylum since he leaked classified information from the NSA as a CIA employee, when Donald Trump announced he would consider pardoning him for his crimes.

“There are a lot of people that think that he is not being treated fairly. I mean, I hear that,” said Trump in an interview with the New York Post. That has apparently sparked Trump's interest in considering the pardon.

Trump also tweeted in 2013 that Snowden is a “spy who should be executed-but if it and he could reveal Obama’s records, I might become a major fan.”