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White House says no amnesty for Snowden

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Monday. Carney reiterated the position of the White House that there will be no amnesty for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington on Monday. Carney reiterated the position of the White House that there will be no amnesty for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that a National Security Agency official who suggested the United States consider granting Edward Snowden amnesty was expressing his personal opinion.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama's position hasn't changed, noting that Snowden faces felony charges and should be returned from Russia, which has granted him temporary asylum.

Carney's comments came after NSA official Richard Ledgett told CBS News that it was worth discussing amnesty for Snowden under the right conditions to secure documents not yet disclosed by the former NSA contractor.

White House says no amnesty for Snowden 12/16/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 16, 2013 9:43pm]
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