Barack Obama said that he can’t pardon Edward Snowden because he has not been presented before a judge.

This is a blatant and transparent lie.

The President’s powers with regard to federal offenses are very broad.

They can grant clemency on a whim.  The person need not to have been charged, nor do the offenses need to be specified.

Just witness Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon, and George H.W. Bush’s self-serving pardons of his Iran Contra co-conspirators.

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