PARDONS/WHISTLEBLOWER: [Reporter: “Do you want to give Edward Snowden a pardon and bring him back? You once suggested that he was a traitor and should be executed.”]
“Well, I’m going to look at it. I mean, I’m not that aware of the Snowden situation, but I’m going to start looking at it. There are many, many people — it seems to be a split decision that many people think that he should be somehow treated differently, and other people think he did very bad things. And I’m going to take a very good look at it. Okay?
I mean, I’ve — I’ve seen people that are very conservative and very liberal, and they agree on the same issue; they agree both ways. I’m going to take a look at that very strongly, Edward Snowden.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Press Briefing | August 15, 2020,” whitehouse.gov, Aug. 16, 2020