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  • Trump pardons ranchers whose case sparked Bundy takeover of Oregon refuge

    07/10/2018 1:07:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 10, 2018 | Elizabeth Landers
    President Donald Trump pardoned two men on Tuesday who were involved in a dispute with federal authorities over federal land usage that sparked the takeover of a wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven Hammond were granted executive grants of clemency by Trump, according to a White House statement. The father-son duo are cattle ranchers and were convicted in 2012 of committing arson on federal lands in Oregon. "Justice is overdue for Dwight and Steven Hammond, both of whom are entirely deserving of these Grants of Executive Clemency," the statement read....
  • Trump Issues Full Pardons To Oregon Ranchers Forced Back Into Prison Under Anti-Terror Law

    07/10/2018 7:50:51 AM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | Michael Bastasch
    President Donald Trump pardoned two Oregon ranchers forced back into prison in 2016 to serve out the rest of the mandatory minimum sentence required under an anti-terrorism law. “The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land,” the White House said in a statement. “The evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted of committing arson on federal land in 2012 under an anti-terrorism...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

    06/13/2018 3:47:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal. “By God’s grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well,” he writes.
  • Trump Asked Kneeling NFL Players Who To Pardon Next And People Are Like 'Issa Trap!' (BET)

    06/09/2018 1:29:13 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 12 replies
    BET ^ | Jun 8, 2018 (stale by a day) | Rachel Herron
    In a bizarre turn of events, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday he wants to ask NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to suggest more people for him to pardon. Before heading to the G-7 summit in Canada, Trump addressed reporters outside the White House. When the topic of pardons arose, Trump surprised many by suggesting he'd take suggestions on who to pardon next from the same NFL players he bashed. AFTER SAYING NO ONE SHOULD REMAIN IN THE LOCKER ROOMS DURING THE PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, TRUMP INVITED PLAYERS TO GIVE HIM SUGGESTIONS FOR PARDONS...
  • Why President Trump Ought Not Pardon Muhammad Ali

    06/09/2018 11:32:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2018 | Jack Cashill
    President Donald Trump, we are told, is thinking "very seriously" about pardoning the late boxing great Muhammad Ali. While the move may have some useful public relations advantages, it further inflates a mythic balloon that should have been punctured a long time ago. In early 1966, with the conflict in Vietnam escalating, Selective Service lowered the bar to include those whose mental aptitudes were in the 15th percentile or higher. That meant Ali. He was not pleased. He immediately had his attorney apply for a deferment based on the financial hardship it would cause his parents, but the request was...
  • Trump says he’s considering pardon for Muhammad Ali

    06/08/2018 6:47:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 8, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Trump said Friday that he is considering a posthumous pardon to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who was convicted of dodging conscription during the Vietnam War. “I am thinking about Muhammad Ali,” Trump told reporters at the White House shortly before departing to the Group of Seven nations summit in Quebec City. Ali – who died in 2016 — refused to fight in the war when the government tried to conscript him in 1967, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to the US involvement in the conflict. He was stripped of his heavyweight title and charged with draft evasion. A...
  • You Don't Get To Rewrite the Constitution Because You Dislike Donald Trump

    06/08/2018 12:01:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    If your contention is that President Donald Trump has the propensity to sound like a bully and an authoritarian, I'm with you. If you're arguing that Trump's rhetoric is sometimes coarse and unpresidential, I can't disagree. I'm often turned off by the aesthetic and tonal quality of his presidency. And, yes, Trump has an unhealthy tendency to push theories that exaggerate and embellish small truths to galvanize his fans for political gain. Those are all legitimate political concerns. Yet the ubiquitous claim that Trump acts in a way that uniquely undermines the rule of law is, to this point,...
  • With pardoned Alice Johnson shouting, 'I love you, President Trump!' - the left stews

    06/07/2018 7:44:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Only on the left would we see the presidential pardon of a non-violent drug offender, a cause that up until now has been a Sorosian shibboleth, greeted with grumbles. Why? Because President Trump took the initiative to get it done, hearing of the 63 year-old grandmother's plight from big-name celebrity Kim Kardashian. The left loathes Trump more than they value that woman and the cause she represents, so a good deed suddenly becomes a bad deed. Here's how the left and its media minions took it, starting with the Guardian: On Wednesday, Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson,...
  • After Kim Kardashian West Meeting, Trump Commutes Life Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson

    06/06/2018 11:03:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA ^ | 06/06/2018
    Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine.... “Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked...
  • “Pardon Me Rudy” -- More Disney Flick Than Legal Theory

    06/06/2018 6:23:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Bob Barr
    With the Trump Administration it often is difficult to determine whether a bizarre public statement is a clever smokescreen, or if the proponent actually believes what he or she is saying. While Trump is a true master at manipulating his enemies, his advisors are not always as deft. Take, for example, the recent proclamation by Trump’s latest Legal Eagle, Rudy Giuliani, asserting the president possesses the power to self-pardon. Considering all that has been happening in Washington these days, one might conclude that such a statement serves as an intentionally crafted distraction by Trump’s attorneys, thrown to the media like...
  • "Trump Not Acting Like An Innocent Man"

    06/05/2018 2:44:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 71 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/6/18
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, thinks that "USA do not have a dictatorship. The Founding Fathers did not want a king. That means no one — including the president himself — is above the law. He's just dead wrong." ..... Video
  • Gingrich says Trump pardoning himself would be "arrogant statement of power"

    06/05/2018 8:14:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/05/2018 | Emily Tillett
    Former House Speaker and Trump ally Newt Gingrich warned President Trump against pardoning himself should special counsel Robert Mueller pursue charges in the ongoing Russia investigation, telling "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday that it would be an "arrogant statement of power" if he did so. "I don't think he can pardon himself, that would lead to a reaction in the Congress that would be devastating," Gingrich said. Gingrich's comments come after Mr. Trump declared Monday that he has the "absolute right" to pardon himself, but added he had done nothing wrong. The president asserted his presidential power as the White...
  • 2016: If Hillary Is Indicted, President Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might be Helpless

    06/04/2018 9:31:01 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    https://lawandcrime.com ^ | October 28th, 2016 | Chris White
    On Friday, just days before the election, reports are emerging that the FBI has re-opened the Hillary Clinton email investigation. “The FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” a letter from FBI Director James Comey reads. And while Comey didn’t indicate how long the investigation could take, it’s pretty safe to bet investigators won’t come to any kind of decision before November 8th. It may even take months for the FBI to wrap up round two of this. So what happens if Clinton is elected, takes office, and then finds her...
  • Dinesh D’Souza Sounds the Alarm: NY Attorney General Wants to Get Rid of ‘Double Jeopardy’ to Go..

    06/04/2018 2:39:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 116 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza faced political persecution after he directed and released anti-Obama film, “2016: Obama’s America”. He was indicted over illegal campaign contributions. It was an obvious witch hunt. On Thursday, President Trump announced publicly he would be issuing a full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza. The New York Attorney General is so angry over the presidential pardon of Dinesh that she wants to get rid of double jeopardy to go after him again. Dinesh D’Souza celebrated on his Twitter account with an epic smack down of the Obama hack who made his life hell, former US Attorney Preet Bharara....
  • Possibility of Trump pardoning himself sparks GOP pushback

    06/03/2018 11:57:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/18 | Mallory Shelbourne
    New talk of President Trump possibly pardoning himself drew pushback from Republicans on the Sunday show circuit this week. Both Congressional Republicans and the president's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, urged caution that a self-issued pardon could be politically problematic for Trump. But Giuliani said the president “probably” has the power to give himself a pardon even though doing so would prove to be difficult. “I think the political ramifications of that [pardoning] would be tough. Pardoning other people is one thing. Pardoning yourself is another,” Giuliani told ABC’s “This Week.” Etc...
  • NY AG Wants State Law Changed Due To D’Souza Pardon

    06/03/2018 9:31:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2018 | Taylor Millard
    New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood is pretty rankled by President Donald Trump’s pardon of Dinesh D’Souza. Underwood is so irritated, she’s calling for New York to change what she’s calling the “double jeopardy loophole” to prevent things like this from happening again. “President Trump’s latest pardon makes crystal clear his willingness to use his pardon power to thwart the cause of justice, rather than advance it. By pardoning Dinesh D’Souza, President Trump is undermining the rule of law by pardoning a political supporter who is an unapologetic convicted felon. First it was Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Then it was...
  • D'Souza: Obama's Goons Tried to Destroy My Faith in America, Trump Restored It

    06/01/2018 6:08:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza received a full pardon from President Trump yesterday after pleading guilty to felony charges of violating campaign finance laws back in 2014. From the beginning, D'Souza has argued the charges brought against him were politically motivated and used as a way to stifle his political activism against the Obama administration and the Left. Documents from the case back up this assertion and show Department of Justice prosecutors misled a federal judge in an effort to get D'Souza a harsher prison sentence.Now, he's speaking out about the situation. "I did not know. I was just in my...
  • Trump announces pardon of conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza

    05/31/2018 7:45:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | May 31, 2018 | CBS/AP
    President Trump announced on Twitter Thursday that he'll give a full pardon to conservative author and documentary filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to a campaign finance violation. "Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today," Mr. Trump tweeted. "He was treated very unfairly by our government!"
  • Broke the rules (D'Souza Pardon)

    05/31/2018 6:25:27 PM PDT · by Hostage · 83 replies
    Spero Forums ^ | May 31, 2018 | Martin Barillas
    As you know, President Trump pardoned Dinesh D'Souza today. The media is enraged. As my team and I wrote on Spero News today, NBC News sent a breaking news alert with an opinion piece that President Trump is dangerous for "subverting the process." Rolling Stone sent an alert that Trump "abused his pardon power." While D'Souza pled guilty to committing a campaign finance violation by giving away his money to friends who gave their money to a political candidate, many people who believe in liberty believe he did not commit a crime. When you speak to a friend to support...
  • Trump considers pardoning Martha Stewart, commuting Rod Blagojevich

    05/31/2018 2:04:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    PBS ^ | 05/31/2018
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he’s considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of corruption, and pardoning lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart, who served a stint in federal prison after being convicted of charges related to a stock sale.</p>