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Snowden ‘not counting’ on getting a pardon from Obama


Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who is living under asylum in Moscow, told Yahoo News in an interview aired Monday that he’s “not counting” on getting a pardon from President Barack Obama in the final days of Obama’s term.

Snowden says he spends his time largely unrecognized in Russia, and denied that he is in the pocket of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“People seem to think that I’m going ice-skating with Vladimir Putin in Red Square, you know, every weekend or riding polar bears over the tundra. Yeah, no, I’ve never met the Russian president. I have no intention to.” – READ MORE

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