U.S. Rejects Clemency for Snowden

Guess Washington is not digging Edward Snowden’s goatee look. The White House and several top members of Congress on Sunday rejected Snowden’s plea for international help in dropping the espionage charges against him. “Mr. Snowden violated U.S. law,” said White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer. “He should return to the U.S. and face justice.” German MP Hans-Christian Stroebele met with Snowden in Moscow last week, where the fugitive leaker has started working as an IT specialist. “Speaking the truth is not a crime,” Snowden wrote in a letter seeking help. But the White House was not swayed, saying Sunday that no clemency offers were being discussed.