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Why President Obama Won't Pardon Edward Snowden


Edward Snowden

A three-year investigation found that key parts of Edward Snowden's story do not check out.

Credit: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

On September 14, 2016, days before the premiere of Oliver Stone's hagiographic movieSnowden, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International launched a well-funded campaign, with full-page ads in The New York Times, imploring President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, a former contract worker at the National Security Agency, for stealing a vast number of secret documents.

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