Short Bytes : The White House has rejected a petition with more than 167,000 signatures to pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden. In an official statement, it was said that Snowden should come back to the U.S. to face consequences of his actions. Rejecting the pardon request, the U.S. government has called actions “dangerous.”
The White House has responded with a “No” and called his actions dangerous. It was said that he has committed serious crimes and he must face the charges. The White House said that there were other methods to address the issue, but he chose a method of whistleblowing that was inappropriate and a threat to the nation. Responding to the petition, the White House called it an issue that Americans feel very strongly about.
The petition is signed with 167,954 people who demanded Edward Snowden’s pardon. Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s homeland security and terrorism adviser said in a statement: “We live in a dangerous world.” The statement added:
The statement says that Snowden should accept the consequences of his actions, come back to the US, and be judged by the court. He shouldn’t hide behind some covers and run away from the consequences of his actions.
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