With a mere weeks to go in the Trump presidency, the clock is running out on the potential for a last-minute presidential pardon of either Edward Snowden or Julian Assange. Most see this as the last chance before Biden and his deep state national security state hawks begin their administration and slam the door on the possibility.
In Snowden's case, Trump actually discussed the possibility of a pardon during an August interview with the NY Post, saying it's "certainly something I could look at".
This sparked a movement and growing chorus of activists calling on the president to pardon the pair.
Especially in Assange's case, had he not founded and put everything on the line for WikiLeaks we wouldn't know about intrusive government surveillance programs, the United States' aggressive drone strike program, or that Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign manager and his brother are apparently into 'spirit cooking' with a satanic performance artist.
And now longtime Assange friend and previously rumored ex-girlfriend Pamela Anderson is getting creative in her direct appeals to Trump, tagging the president in a Twitter post featuring a stripped-down bikini photoshoot of herself holding a sign that reads "Bring Julian Assange home".
Well, that's certainly one way to get the president's attention.
The former Baywatch star and ex-wife of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has previously blasted Trump for not intervening to save Assange's life sooner. His health has reportedly been deteriorating amid harsh confinement at London's notorious Belmarsh Prison.
She's previously called Assange a "hero" and said he's being held by the UK while awaiting potential extradition to the United States as a "political prisoner".
Last week former NSA analyst whistleblower Edward Snowden also made a direct appeal to Trump from his place of asylum in Russia.
Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life. @realDonaldTrump— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 3, 2020
"Mr. President, if you grant only one act of clemency during your time in office, please: free Julian Assange. You alone can save his life," Snowden said in a tweet, tagging the president.
We expect, however, that Anderson's steamy photo could grab the president's eye quicker. As for Snowden's message, it's since gone viral with over 44,000 retweets.