Whistleblower Snowden: Trump wants to consider a pardon

US President Donald Trump wants to consider a pardon Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who seven years ago, the extensive surveillance system revealed American inte

Whistleblower Snowden: Trump wants to consider a pardon

US President Donald Trump wants to consider a pardon Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who seven years ago, the extensive surveillance system revealed American intelligence services. He was not particularly familiar with the matter, "but I'll look into it," said Trump on Saturday (local time) to a question by reporters at a press conference. Snowden got asylum in Russia, where he was stranded during his escape.

opponents, but also supporters of the whistle-blower in the U.S.

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The question to Trump, came after the President had already said in a recent Interview with the newspaper "New York Post", a lot of people were of the view that Snowden is not a fair deal had been. Even now, Trump said, there were different opinions about Snowden: "Some people think he should be treated differently, others think he has done very bad things."

Snowden had been in 2013, several journalists, a large number of confidential documents of the American Abhördienstes NSA. The Material revealed a deep-reaching System of Internet and telecommunications surveillance by US intelligence services and their British allies. While Snowden has been accused of betrayal of secrets, there are also in the United States, the view that he had done society a service.

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The consequences of Snowden's act to this day: Only a few weeks ago the European court of justice conceded for the second Time, an agreement for the Transmission of the data of Europeans in the USA, because the information were not protected sufficiently.

Snowden himself had said that he would like to return to the United States, but only under the condition that there be a fair trial. During his election campaign in 2016, Trump Snowden had referred to as a "total betrayal", in which "hard" would deal with it.

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Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 08:26

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