Julian Assange, Edward Snowden & Joe Exotic Fail To Get Trump Pardons
During his final hours as president, Donald Trump pardoned 73 people and commuted the prison sentences of 73 others. However, individuals such as Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Tiger King star Joe Exotic did not make the list of those who were pardoned or had sentences commuted.
Despite recent requests from his supporters, Wikileaks founder Assange did not receive the presidential pardon. Assange is currently serving time in Belmarsh prison in the U.K., over charges of obtaining and releasing private government information.
Despite please from several Republicans, Snowden also did not receive a pardon. Snowden is a former NSA contractor who has been in exile in Russia since 2013 after he released troves of classified documents on the extent of U.S. government’s spying operations.