Edward Snowden urges President Trump to pardon Julian Assange instead of himself, according to The Daily Caller.
Tulsi Gabbard tweeted, “consider pardoning those who, at great personal sacrifice, exposed the deception and criminality of those in the deep state.”
Snowden Tweeted, “Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life.”
Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life. @realDonaldTrump
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 3, 2020
In the past, Trump said that he would “take a very good look at” pardoning Snowden.
More from Daily Caller:
American whistleblower Edward Snowden urged President Donald Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange instead of himself on Thursday.
Assange is currently in prison in the UK and faces multiple years in jail after being charged by a federal grand jury in the U.S. with his role in the WikiLeaks hacking incident. Snowden has been living in exile in Russia since 2013.
Trump’s contemplation marks a change for the president, who has called Snowden a “spy who should be executed” as well as a “traitor” in past years, according to the NYT. Gabbard’s call for a pardon comes after Trump issued a full pardon to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.