Oliver Stone said President Barack Obama should pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden before he leaves office, the filmmaker told reporters while promoting his new movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to the Toronto Sun.
"There are options. Mr. Obama could pardon him, and we hope that Mr. Obama has a stroke of lightning and he sees the way!...We hope, we hope….maybe."
"Americans don't know anything about it because the government lies about it all the time. What's going on now is pretty shocking. This story not only deals with eavesdropping but mass eavesdropping, drones and cyber warfare. As Snowden said himself the other day, 'It's out of control, the world is out of control.'"