20 ianuarie 2021

Assange pardon could have been Trump’s lasting legacy. He failed to secure a place in history


President Trump’s failure to pardon Julian Assange and Edward Snowden was not only a blow to freedom of speech. It killed any hope for him to be remembered as a transformative, world-historical figure.A pardon for Assange and Snowden, issued in the dying hours of his presidency, would have secured for Trump fame as a president who had indeed taken seriously his pledge to drain the swamp and to bring to the light of day the dark machinations of the deep state, as a president who had taken [...]