Trump reveals why he didn’t pardon Assange and Snowden
Former US President Donald Trump revealed in an interview with conservative commentator Candace Owens for the portal Daily thread that he considered the possibility of pardoning former CIA and National Security Agency agent Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks portal founder Julian Assange, but ultimately chose not to.
“On the one hand you have some sort of spy agreement and on the other hand you have someone who is expose the real corruptionThe ex-president said, when asked if he was considering the possibility of pardoning Assange or Snowden.
“Could have done [perdonarlos]but I will say that there are people on both sides of the question, good people on both sides. And there are bad people on one side. But I decided to let it go, to let the courts find out. And I guess the courts are doing it, ”the politician said, adding that he was“ very close to going in the opposite direction. “
- Assange, 50, is charged in the United States for publishing hundreds of thousands of pages of secret military documents and confidential diplomatic cables on the North American country’s activities in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been released through your WikiLeaks leak portal. The charges against him are punishable by a maximum penalty of 175 years in prison.
- On December 10, the High Court of Justice in London approved Assange’s extradition to the United States. He is currently being held in Belmarsh High Security Prison (United Kingdom).
- Snowden spotlighted in 2013 a vast electronic spy ploy by the United States and the United Kingdom against their citizens. In addition, he assured that the special services of these countries proceeded to illegal telephone tapping of the leaders of other States. The former CIA subcontractor sought asylum in some countries until he reached Russia, where he now resides.
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