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Ron Paul launches petition to grant Edward Snowden clemency

14
Feb
2014

Hot on the heels of his son filing a class action lawsuit against the White House, former Congress member and perennial presidential candidate Ron Paul has started a petition to get clemency for Edward Snowden. Snowdens one-year period of asylum in Russia expires on July 31st, and Paul asks readers to help bring Edward home. Last year, federal prosecutors charged Snowden with theft and espionage, and Obama has equivocated on whether he is considering a pardon. Attorney General Eric Holder has been blunter, saying he would be open to a plea deal, but only if Snowden returns to the US and pleads guilty. On June 5th, 2013, Edward Snowden sacrificed his livelihood, citizenship, and freedom by exposing the disturbing scope of the NSAs worldwide spying program, Paul says in a video.

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