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So what (if anything) should outgoing President Obama or incoming President Trump do with/to Edward Snowden?
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Don't do anything...let him sit in Russia until he rots or gives himself up for extradition.
36.8% 7
Obama should pardon him before he leaves office.
21.1% 4
Trump should pardon him shortly after he takes office.
0.0% 0
I don't care if it's Obama or Trump as long as one of them pardons him.
36.8% 7
He should negotiate some kind of trial in the World Court at the Hague (not sure if there's precedent here, but something like this).
0.0% 0
Some other option (notes below).
5.3% 1
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Closes: Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:00 am
 
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Julius Waller
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Snowden definitely broke the law and he knows it. Personally I am happy he did because we no longer need to have any illusions, the US is monitoring every non-citizen anyway they can. Our governments should therefore take steps to protect us from this snooping.

Snowden is best off staying in Russia - I don't see why any US administration should pardon him. He's as guilty as Manning in this respect. Its up to a US court to decide in how far his alleged motivations should play a role in reducing his sentence or in how far the limits he imposed on the publication of his revelation affect the severity of his breach of the law.

The US law is sucky for whistle blowers in these cases - you cant get the normal whistleblower protection that you can get in any other case. If someone feels this is not a good system have congress change the law.
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Mike Stiles
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Rule of law and all that, if we get a shot at him, try him.

A trial could be a public forum on the stuff he was upset about.
 
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Re: So what (if anything) should outgoing President Obama or incoming President Trump do with/to Edward Snowden?
same as with julian assange
 
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Marco Mann
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Swap Snowden for Alaska with his old mate Vlad. Its to cold to build a Trump Tower there anyway.
 
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Moshe Callen
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AttackFactorZero wrote:
Swap Snowden for Alaska with his old mate Vlad. Its to cold to build a Trump Tower there anyway.

Do the Russians then also have to take Alaskans like say Palin too?
 
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