Trump slammed for failing to pardon Assange, Snowden and freeing War Criminals

Snowden said Trump’s failure to pardon Assange would mean he would “remain in prison indefinitely while the DOJ [Department of Justice] endlessly files meritless appeals out of spite”.

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The WikiLeaks founder and NSA whistleblower, seen by many as free-speech icons, were not included in outgoing US president’s list of people being pardoned.

Assange is facing possible extradition to the US from the United Kingdom over a range of charges relating to WikiLeaks’ release of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables a decade ago [File: Hannah McKay/Reuters]
Assange is facing possible extradition to the US from the United Kingdom over a range of charges relating to WikiLeaks’ release of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables a decade ago [File: Hannah McKay/Reuters]

20 Jan 2021

Supporters of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have criticised outgoing US President Donald Trump for failing to pardon the WikiLeaks founder and NSA whistleblower before leaving office, calling the oversight “disappointing”.

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4 thoughts on “Trump slammed for failing to pardon Assange, Snowden and freeing War Criminals

  1. Now, no one really could believe that Trump pardoned anyone without some cash payment in return. Remember he is a businessman FIRST and money principle always speaks louder than principle-principle to people like Trump!

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