US Audio Analysis: A Pardon for Edward Snowden? (No.)

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There has been chatter about a Presidential pardon for Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency employee who turned whistle-blower and is now in Russia, avoiding prosecution by US authorities.

In part, the flutter has been spurred by the impending “Pardon Snowden” campaign by the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International, in part it is publicity for Oliver Stone’s forthcoming film.

I answered questions from Monocle 24’s The Briefing on Tuesday afternoon:

Q. If you were a betting man, what are the chances that Edward Snowden will get a pardon from President Obama?

A. Less than zero.

Richard Nixons get pardons. Edward Snowdens don’t.

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