Trump once demanded Edward Snowden’s execution for giving ‘serious information’ to Russia

Trump once demanded Edward Snowden’s execution for giving ‘serious information’ to Russia

Before he was president, before he had broad authority to declassify government secrets as he sees fit, Donald Trump took a hard line against revealing classified information. Specifically, he took a hard line against Edward J. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked troves of top-secret NSA documents on vast surveillance programs. Snowden said his widespread disclosures were in response to what he described as the government's systemic surveillance of innocent citizens.

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