Edward Snowden may be able to return to the US if Donald Trump grants whistleblowers a presidential pardon.

According to a Reuters report on Aug. 15, Trump said he would “consider” a possible amnesty for the whistleblower who has been living in asylum in Russia since leaving the US in 2013. The comments came shortly after Trump told The Post. Many people think that Snowden “is not being treated fairly”.

Snowden said in a response on Twitter to Trump’s comments:

“The last time we heard of the White House considering amnesty was in 2016, when the same attorney general who once accused me generally admitted that my work in exposing the NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance system was a” public one Service “was.” ”

Section 2 of the United States Constitution provides the incumbent with the power to grant reprieve and pardon for “crimes against the United States.” Snowden is still being charged with violating the 1917 Espionage Act and stealing state property.

If the US president invokes this authority, he would make the former NSA contractor the 26th person Trump has pardoned since taking office in January 2017.

Snowden still speaks openly about cryptocurrencies
From exile in Russia, Snowden frequently voiced his views on Bitcoin (BTC) and even voiced his concern about the blockchain as “devastatingly public”.

The servers on which Snowden passed thousands of documents to journalists in 2013 are said to have paid for the use of Bitcoin. In addition, the whistleblower said he felt he was buying bitcoin during the March downturn when the price of the coin fell to $ 3,782.

In 2019, Snowden hinted that he could potentially use cryptography to circumvent the U.S. government’s attempt to restrict his access to profits from the publication of his book The Perpetual Record. On August 7, a US judge ruled to punish whistleblowers for selling his books, stating that he had “clearly acted with bad faith”.

Source: CoinTelegraph