5 big questions the new 'Snowden' film doesn't answer


Edward Snowden

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There are many big questions in the Edward Snowden saga, and unfortunately, the new film "Snowden" leaves a number of them unanswered.

The film is not supposed to be a documentary or a definitive look at Snowden's story, but things like how he grabbed the secret NSA files or what he was doing in Hong Kong before he met with journalists are not addressed or glossed over.

Still, his supporters see the film's release as an opening to a possible presidential pardon. But before (or if) that happens, a number of events on the Snowden timeline need to be sorted out.