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The New York Times Calls For US To Offer Snowden Clemency or Plea Bargain

"He may have committed a crime to do so, but he has done his country a great service"

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The New York Times is calling on President Barack Obama to make a clemency or plea bargain deal with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to bring him home.

The paper's editorial board waded into the traitor-vs.-hero debate with a piece titled "Edward Snowden, Whistle-Blower" out Thursday, writing that although Snowden may have broken the law when he stole and revealed details about the NSA's surveillance tactics, he provided an important service in exposing the tactics.