US President Donald Trump has admitted he is “not very familiar with Snowden’s situation.” At the same time, he said that he would seriously consider pardoning former US intelligence officer Edward Snowden if he returned to the United States.
“I’ll study it. I’m not very familiar with Snowden’s situation. But I’m going to start studying this. I will study it very carefully,” Mr. Trump promised at a news conference when asked if he was prepared to pardon Mr. Snowden if he returned to the country.
Earlier, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash called on Donald Trump to pardon Edward Snowden.
Earlier it was reported that former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States Edward Snowden, who received political asylum in Russia, declared his readiness to appear before a U.S. jury only on condition of objective and fair consideration of his case. In the U.S., Snowden is accused of espionage, he faces a long prison term.