Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, the director of Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK, has released Snowden, the politically-charged thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, which reveals the personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some and a traitor by others.
Meanwhile, in response to the publicity surrounding the release of Oliver Stone’s film, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urged President Barack Obama on Thursday not to pardon Edward Snowden, concluding in an unclassified summary of a two-year investigation that the former NSA contractor was “not a whistleblower” — echoing what White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing earlier in the week.
“Edward Snowden is no hero —…
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