President of the United States Donald trump is thinking about pardoning former employee of the national security Agency (NSA), USA Edward Snowden. About it reports RIA Novosti news Agency.

the American leader admitted that he is not very familiar with the situation, however, intend to seriously explore the possibility of a pardon of the former NSA employee. Trump also stressed that the US views in this matter were divided.

In 2013, Snowden gave the journalists of The Guardian and The Washington Post documents that talked about the program of us intelligence surveillance as U.S. citizens and residents of other countries. Snowden fled the United States and, in parallel, requested political asylum from several dozen countries, including Russia. In 2014, he received permission to stay in Russia for three years, then the permit is extended for the same period.