Friday on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour,” Edward Snowden, the so-called NSA whistleblower, reacted to comments from President Donald Trump about a possible pardon for his alleged violations of the Espionage Act.
Snowden, who has been in Russia avoiding prosecution for the alleged violations of law, said although there was an effort to seek a pardon from former President Barack Obama, there had not been one with Trump.
“I had not, and this is something people have actually forgotten,” he said. “There was a pardon campaign back during the Obama administration, but I at no point actually asked for pardon myself, while it’s tremendously gratifying to have this level of support. But as I said, my condition for return is simply a fair trial. Now, we didn’t see the Obama administration talking about a pardon in this way, and I think Trump has commented again since then that he thought, you