Little hope for Snowden pardon: Trump CIA pick Mike Pompeo (torture defender) wants ‘death penalty’ [VIDEO]


Published on Nov 21, 2016

In the last months of any presidency, pressure ramps up from activists and political groups hoping the chief executive will issue pardons before they leave office. George W. Bush pardoned Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff Scooter Libby while President Clinton pardoned over 140 people in the last hours of his presidency including his younger half-brother and several top Democratic donors. So who will President Obama pardon? On the list of hopefuls is Edward Snowden but the president’s response to a question asking him directly if he would pardon Snowden missed the mark. The president, a constitutional scholar, claimed that he didn’t have the power. Meanwhile, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the head of the CIA Mike Pompeo has called for Snowden’s execution. RT America’s Anya Parampil reports. Then, Simone Del Rosario is joined by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.