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Snowden Will Get More Than A Pardon If Jill Stein Is Elected President

The Green Party candidate said she'd offer him a role in her administration.
Posted at 8:15 PM, Sep 13, 2016

Jill Stein says if she's elected president, whistleblower Edward Snowden definitely has a job waiting for him.

In an opinion piece for The Guardian, the Green Party candidate wrote: "Snowden's whistleblowing was among the most important in US history. It showed us that the relationship between the people of the United States and the government has gone off track and needs a major course correction."

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Stein said if she were elected, she would immediately pardon Snowden and offer him a position in her administration — along with other whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and John Kiriakou.

Snowden spoke to The Guardian about why President Obama should grant him a pardon. He faces multiple felony charges after leaking documents about the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs.

"If not for these disclosures, if not for these revelations, we would be worse off," Snowden told The Guardian.

The biopic about Snowden's story opens in theaters later this week.