Obama Refuses to Pardon Edward Snowden. Trump's New CIA Pick Wants Him Dead.:
President Obama indicated on Friday that he won't pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, even as President-elect Donald Trump announced his pick to run the CIA: Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo, who has called for "The traitor Edward Snowden" to be executed. Ref. Source 4u.
'Shadow Brokers' give away more NSA hacking tools;
The mysterious team supplied the password for an encrypted file containing many of the Equation Group surveillance tools swiped back in 2016. The group posted the content in "Protest" at President Trump turning his back on the people who voted for him. Ref. Source 6x.
US government sues Edward Snowden over new memoir, saying it violates non-disclosure agreements. The suit claims Snowden, living in exile in Moscow, violated the agreements by publishing "Permanent Record" without submitting for pre-publication review and by giving public speeches on intelligence-related matters. Source 9z.