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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

OBAMA SAYS HE ‘CAN’T PARDON’ SNOWDEN UNLESS WHISTLEBLOWER GOES TO COURT

“I can’t pardon somebody who hasn’t gone before a court and presented themselves, so that’s not something that I would comment on at this point.”

President Obama gave an interview to German media outlets Spiegel and ARD during his visit to Berlin, in which he discussed divisions in the US, his darkest moments as president, and whether Edward Snowden would be pardoned.

Reflecting on Trump’s victory, Obama pointed to an “underlying division” in the US that has to do with economic growth, stagnation, and cultural and demographic issues – anxieties that Trump tapped into.

“I mean, there were probably millions of voters who voted for me and supported me and this time also voted for Donald Trump, and it just indicates that some of this is less ideological and more just an impulse towards some sort of change,” he told Spiegel.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

And yet Obama stands ready to pardon Hillary. What a piece of B.S.

Anonymous said...

Total BS. Presidential pardons are absolute and no arrest, indictment or conviction is required for someone to be pardoned.

Anonymous said...

Guess that means he won't be able to pardon HRC until she goes to court, huh?

Anonymous said...

Ask Richard Nixon if this is correct and true.

The turd is full of it!

Anonymous said...

I would assume Snowden is smarter than that!
I mean, he was intelligence after all.

Anonymous said...

It's my understanding the President has power to pardon whether charges are brought or not.

Anonymous said...

There's not enough time for Hillary to come to court for trial.

This will have to happen in 2017.

Obama, by law, cannot pardon someone not adjudicated. But he's ignored the law before, and if he does attempt some sort of pardon, it'll be a first when the pardon is declared null and void by the courts in 2107, supported by the House and Senate.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Dreamers, no pardons for you, either!

Anonymous said...

he can do anything he wants...with the stroke of a pen.