Lawmakers Clash Over Calls to Pardon Edward Snowden

To some, he is an American hero. To others, he is a traitor.

“Edward Snowden is a true patriot” — Restore the Fourth marching to San Francisco AT&T HQ on the Fourth of July. July 4, 2013. (photo: Steve Rhodes)

Republican lawmakers clashed over the weekend amid calls on President Trump to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden. Many politicians and social justice activists have advocated for the former National Security Agency contractor to return home to the U.S. without facing legal consequences for espionage charges filed…