While the President could pardon Snowden, doing so would insinuate that the Espionage Act and other, similar policies are irrelevant in a modern context. It would also diminish the government’s credibility in the eyes of the American public, because granting Snowden a pardon would essentially equate to admitting that everything the government has been saying about security and the power of their institutions is untrue.
— David Davis MP (@DavidDavisMP) November 4, 2015
I think that has to come from the President, but I appreciate the offer. https://t.co/ZOQkbARNFF
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) November 4, 2015
Collaborators: Felix and Suzy