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  • Judge May Keep Sheriff Joe Conviction Despite Trump Pardon

    09/15/2017 12:19:45 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 123 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2017 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    "A U.S. district judge may refuse to rescind Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction for ignoring a court order, despite President Donald Trump’s pardon, according to a Thursday filing."
  • Former Prosecutor and Sheriff Arpaio Attorney: Trump Was Perfectly in His Right to Pardon Him

    09/04/2017 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 4, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Many are criticizing President Trump for pardoning former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio. Even some on the right have chimed in against the pardon. Arpaio used to be the most popular sheriff in the country, and until just a few years ago, no one had a problem with him arresting illegal immigrants. Now, a federal judge has convicted him of criminal contempt for “racially profiling” illegal immigrants.I am a former prosecutor with Maricopa County who briefly represented Arpaio in 2010. For the latter, I have been viciously targeted through the legal system ever since. I could have easily turned on...
  • Arpaio flouts laws so he's a perfect fit for a Trump pardon(Barf Alert)

    09/02/2017 2:55:23 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 2nd September 2017 | David Blake Knox
    THE first presidential pardon of Donald Trump’s administration was granted this week to a former sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona. In July, 85-year-old Joe Arpaio had been found guilty by a federal court of criminal contempt, and he was due to be sentenced next month. His pardon was unusual in several respects, not least because it came at such an early stage of Trump’s presidency. However, it was not unexpected: Arpaio had been a prominent supporter of Trump throughout the presidential campaign. The two men seem to have a lot common. They both view themselves as archetypal Alpha males. They...
  • Sen. Flake Denounced Trump’s Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio—But

    09/02/2017 8:55:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 2, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “Regarding the Arpaio pardon, I would have preferred that the President honor the judicial process and let it take its course,”  Jeff Flake on Twitter.  Well, this very judicial process also convicted a Cuban terrorist/spy named Gerardo Hernandez for –among other crimes--conspiracy to murder U.S. citizens. The judicial process so revered by Jeff Flake then sentenced the Cuban terrorist to two consecutive life terms. In fact, these convictions were upheld all the way to the Supreme Court.Yet Sen. Jeff Flake was a gleeful accessory to Obama’s pardon (by any other name) of this communist spy/murderer/terrorist and his release back to...
  • Media, Political Elites Continue Their Hypocritical Attack on President Trump Over Arpaio Pardon

    09/02/2017 6:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | September 2, 2017 | Joe Connor
    The Washington establishment media and political elites continue their hypocritical attack on President Trump’s pardoning of Maricopa, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The criticism began last week with their disingenuous outrage that the president would free Arpaio (charged with a misdemeanor), a Korean War veteran, 23 year tenured sheriff; a man who dedicated his life to the protection of America and his fellow citizens. Little or no mention was made by the elites that in August 1999 the Clintons offered executive clemency (commuting sentences) to sixteen members of the infamous Marxist Puerto Rican terrorist groups Los Macheteros and Armed Forces for National Liberation...
  • Joe Arpaio saga isn't over: Judge to decide if his conviction stands

    08/30/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 82 replies
    The Patriot Hangout ^ | Aug. 30, 201 | thebull59
    U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton canceled former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's upcoming sentencing hearing for his criminal contempt-of-court conviction, telling attorneys not to file replies to motions that were pending before his recent presidential pardon. However, Bolton on Tuesday stopped short of throwing out the conviction based solely on Arpaio's request. Instead she ordered Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice, which is prosecuting the case, to file briefs on why she should or shouldn't grant Arpaio's request. Bolton has scheduled oral arguments on the matter for Oct. 4, the day before Arpaio was supposed to be sentenced. There is...
  • Legal challenge to Arpaio pardon begins (Wait...what?)

    08/30/2017 11:55:43 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 146 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 30, 2017 | Jennifer Rubin
    After President Trump’s pardon of ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of criminal contempt for violating a court order designed to stop the violation of the constitutional rights of suspected illegal immigrants, conventional wisdom — and certainly the Trump administration — would have us believe that Trump’s pardon powers are unlimited. However, never before has someone stretched the pardon power so beyond its original intent. Trump has now drawn scrutiny not simply from critics of his racist rhetoric but from the court itself. The Arizona Republic Reports: U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton canceled former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s upcoming...
  • Gov. Chris Christie took swipes at both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz this morning

    08/30/2017 10:17:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sara Gonzales
    Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Republican Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) came out swinging Wednesday, publicly criticizing two members of his own party: President Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. During Christie’s rounds on cable news early Wednesday morning, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked the governor whether he agreed with Trump’s decision last week to pardon former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of federal criminal contempt after disobeying a court order to stop targeting Latinos in his illegal alien sweeps. “My understanding has always been that one of the prerequisites you look...
  • "Let Me Tell You Who Obama Pardoned" Trump Destroys Reporter Over Joe Arpaio Pardon

    08/28/2017 4:24:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 163 replies ^ | 8/28/17
    "Let Me Tell You Who Obama Pardoned" Trump Destroys Reporter Over Joe Arpaio Pardon
  • Keith Olbermann May Be in the Late Stages of Furious Rabies Based on Twitter Meltdown

    08/29/2017 10:44:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 27, 2017 | Megan Fox
    Keith Olbermann's friends and family may want to check on him after a particularly troubling Twitter meltdown. The corybantic ravings and fanatical delusions displayed in his tweets are cause for alarm. His particular frantic symptoms are familiar to anyone who has read Old Yeller. Agitation, salivation, foaming at the mouth, confusion, hallucination, and extreme anxiety are sure signs of a rabies infection -- and Olbermann appears to be in the late stages. The confusion stage of the disease started with this tweet about Trump not declaring the flooding in Texas a national disaster fast enough, even though a president must...
  • Trump Slams Obama Over "Pardon" for Chelsea Manning After Excusing Joe Arpaio

    08/28/2017 1:12:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 28, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Donald Trump has retweeted a message criticizing former president Barack Obama for “pardoning” a “traitor” just days after facing a backlash over his own pardoning of controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio. The president shared a tweet from Fox News journalist Katie Pavlich, who incorrectly suggested Obama pardoned Chelsea Manning during an online debate with Obama’s former National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes over Trump’s decision to pardon Arpaio. Obama in fact commuted Manning’s 35-year sentence, meaning her prison sentence was cut short but the conviction stands, whereas a pardon is usually granted for people based on good conduct and removes civil...
  • Joe Arpaio's Pardon Did Not Go Through The Justice Department. It Didn't Have To.

    08/28/2017 11:38:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 25, 2017 | Zoe Tillman
    The US Department of Justice's pardon office did not review former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon, a DOJ official confirmed to BuzzFeed News late Friday. It didn't have to. The US Constitution gives the president broad power to issue pardons and commute sentences, and there is no law requiring the president to consult with the Justice Department. President Trump is not the first president to issue a pardon that didn't go through DOJ ...
  • Joe Arpaio may challenge Jeff Flake for Arizona Senate seat: Exclusive

    08/28/2017 9:31:36 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    After receiving President Trump's first pardon, Joe Arpaio's plans have gone from possible prison to book-writing, speeches and potentially another run for office in Arizona, with Sen. Jeff Flake's seat one opportunity he is eyeing. The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he's upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he feels Republican politicians are insufficiently supportive of the president, who he calls a great man. "I could run for mayor, I could run for legislator, I could run for Senate," Arpaio said Monday. One particular race, however, is likely to gain significant attention: the...
  • WOW! Sheriff Joe Arpaio May Challenge Jeff Flake for Arizona Senate Seat

    08/28/2017 9:53:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 57 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Arizona politics might get a lot more interesting after former Sheriff Joe Arpaio mused to the Washington Examiner on Monday about challenging Senator Jeff Flake for his Senate seat. Washington Examiner reports: The former Maricopa County sheriff told the Washington Examiner he’s upset at negative reaction to the Friday pardon, and that he feels Republican politicians are insufficiently supportive of the president, who he calls a great man. “I could run for mayor, I could run for legislator, I could run for Senate,” Arpaio said Monday. One particular race, however, is likely to gain significant attention: the GOP primary next...
  • Why Donald Trump Pardoned Joe Arpaio [from attorney who worked on the case]

    08/28/2017 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | August 28, 2017 | Jonathon A Moseley
    "The President shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment." Why did President Donald Trump pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, late Friday night? The greatest weakness of conservatives is that we are poor at explaining. A President would be wise to always release a full explanation every time he issues a pardon. Sheriff Joe announced that he will be explaining the case against him—”a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama Justice Department” this coming week. But first Arpaio wants to check with his attorneys...
  • CNN’s Ana Navarro: Trump Pardon of ‘Thug’ Arpaio Akin to ‘Castro’s Cuba’

    08/28/2017 5:57:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 27, 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” network contributor Ana Navarro said President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio was akin to “Castro’s Cuba,” where government officials are pardoned when they “behave like thugs.”
  • Sheriff Joe Enforced the Laws McCain and Flake Ignored

    08/27/2017 6:05:28 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 08-27-2017 | Lisa Ruth
    It did not take long after President Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Twitter tantrums to flare and political elites to become reactionary, including the following statements from Arizona’s Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake
  • Trump asked Sessions about closing case against Arpaio, an ally since ‘birtherism’

    08/27/2017 9:34:26 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 192 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 26, 2017 | Philip Rucker and Ellen Nakashima
    As Joseph Arpaio’s federal case headed toward trial this past spring, President Trump wanted to act to help the former Arizona county sheriff who had become a campaign-trail companion and a partner in their crusade against illegal immigration. The president asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions whether it would be possible for the government to drop the criminal case against Arpaio, but was advised that would be inappropriate, according to three people with knowledge of the conversation. After talking with Sessions, Trump decided to let the case go to trial, and if Arpaio was convicted, he could grant clemency. Trump and...
  • POLL: How do you feel about President Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    08/27/2017 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 57 replies
    How do you feel about President Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio? It was wrong and President Trump should be impeached for it. It was a political end to a political prosecution. I'm not sure.
  • Senator Claims Trump's Pardon Violates the Oath of Office (unhinged)

    08/27/2017 1:36:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies ^ | August 27, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wasn't just against President Donald Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio--he went as far as to say that the pardon was a violation of the Oath of Office. On Twitter, Wyden said that pardoning Arpaio sent a message that as long as a person supports Trump, they will be permitted to break the law. Follow Ron Wyden âś”@RonWyden The Arpaio pardon says, if you are a law-enforcement official who supports Trump, break the law & he'll protect you. 6:35 AM - Aug 26, 2017 Follow Ron Wyden âś”@RonWyden This strikes at the heart of...