The country was sleeping during the Obama presidency. The majority didn’t simply pay attention to what the gov. was doing. Snowden was successfully labeled as a traitor, and Biden did everything in his power to pressure Hong Kong to deny Snowden a chance to stay there. One thought of Snowden being pardoned gives the political elites a heart attack. They know if he’s back in the US and allowed to tell his side of the story, the Obama presidency would be viewed as one big criminal act.