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Holder: Snowden Clemency ‘Too Far’

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Edward Snowden is getting comfy in Moscow. According to Attorney General Eric Holder, the U.S. government "would engage in conversation" to find a resolution with the NSA leaker if he accepts responsibility for the breach. Granting clemency for his actions, Holder told MSNBC on Thursday, "would be going too far." Holder also declined to say whether he viewed Snowden as a whistleblower, instead calling him the "defendant."