It’s intriguing to consider that after Edward Snowden, a former NSA subcontractor, leaked secret information about the government’s surveillance activities, he was charged with “theft of government Property”, “unauthorized communication of national defense information” and “willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person.”
Hillary Clinton, however, the Democratic presidential nominee in this year’s election and former Secretary of State, deleted 30,000+ emails from a private server and has received no reprimand from the FBI. In fact, on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey told the press that he would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton for using private email servers during her time as secretary of State.
Double standard, much?
Edward Snowden wasn’t the only American left speechless by the decision, but his Tweet definitely summarized what most people were thinking:
When Snowden first fled the country in 2013, Clinton stated that she could never condone what he did. She said the former NSA employee was a “Traitor” who had “blood on his hands,” reports DailyCaller.
Again, intriguing, considering that the war criminal is to blame for destabilizing Haiti and making Libya a failed state – among other unsavory accomplishments. Edward Snowden’s crime was to enlighten the public on the fact that they aren’t as free as they think, but Clinton’s actions have earned her a spot as the potential President of the United States.
If anything, 2016 seems to be the year Americans find out just how corrupt their government is and the extent to which the political system is rigged.
Break classification rules for the public’s benefit, and you could be exiled.
Do it for personal benefit, and you could be President.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) June 1, 2016