Gaetz “Trump is listening to the many of us who are urging him to Pardon Snowden”

Sunday, Trump ally Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted that “Trump is listening to the many of us who are urging him to #Pardo Snowden”

Gaetz responded to a tweet from Glenn Greenwald who wrote “If Trump follows through on a pardon of @Snowden, it’d be a huge victory against CIA/FBI/NSA abuses. Everyone from @RandPaul, @MattGaetz & @TulsiGabbard to @ACLU, @BernieSanders & @NYTimes have advocated this.

“The only ones angry would be Brennan, Clapper, Comey & Susan Rice,” Greenwald added.

Greenwald continues in a subsequent tweet “For those who still can’t comprehend why Trump twice said he was strongly considering a pardon of Snowden, it’s because — as he’s explains — he feels personally aggrieved by the precise abuses of power that Snowden risked his liberty to expose.”

He adds “Snowden — being Snowden — has used his platform to urge a pardon of Assange, which is vital for the same reasons and others. Snowden is regarded as a hero around the world because he enabled everyone to see how dangerous & lawless the US Deep State is.”

Snowden appeared on the popular Joe Rogan podcast in September where he discussed the possibility of being pardoned.