National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has begun campaigning for a last-minute pardon from President Barack Obama.
In an interview with The Guardian on Monday, Snowden made a case for his innocence.
"If not for these revelations, if not for these disclosures, we would be worse off," Snowden said. "Yes, there are laws on the books that say one thing, but perhaps this is why the pardon power exists."
Snowden believes his actions constitute a moral good and hopes to receive a pardon before the president leaves office in January.
However, Obama hasn't been receptive to Snowden's pleas in the past.