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Don't Pardon Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker did a public service. But he also did an immense amount of damage to U.S. security.

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The movement to pardon NSA leaker Edward Snowden is picking up momentum, with human-rights groups, editorial boards, the Libertarian candidate for president and some former intelligence officers hopping on board. Even Eric Holder, the former attorney general, has said Snowden performed a “public service.”

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