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  • Will Obama pardon Clinton and cement his legacy?

    12/04/2016 6:05:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2016 | John Kass
    President Barack Obama cares deeply about his legacy. So will he dare pardon Hillary Clinton? Before there's any more talk of carving out a chunk of Mt. Rushmore for him, or more talk of statues or temples in his name, there is that Hillary Clinton pardon issue. Would Obama give his former secretary of state a preemptory get-out-of-jail card before he leaves office and turns the White House over to Donald Trump? [Snip] Now they [Democrats] wouldn't mind if Hillary were allowed to fly to some fantasy island or a mountaintop and stay out of the news so Democrats can...
  • Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

    12/03/2016 11:23:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:31 PM EST | Eric Tucker and Darlene Superville
    U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who’s accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President Barack Obama to pardon him before leaving office. White House and Justice Department officials on Saturday said Bergdahl had submitted copies of the clemency request seeking leniency. If granted by Obama, it would allow Bergdahl to avert a court-martial trial scheduled for April where he faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the latter of which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. …
  • 'Yes, we cran': Obama pardons turkeys for last time as POTUS

    11/23/2016 5:45:05 PM PST · by Loyalist · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2016 | Betsy Klein & Samantha Reyes
    Washington (CNN)--President Barack Obama dished out some final Thanksgiving puns Wednesday as he performed the ceremonial White House task of pardoning turkeys. Obama was joined at the Rose Garden ceremony by his two young nephews, Austin and Aaron Robinson, as opposed to his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, whom, he said, "just couldn't take my jokes anymore -- they were fed up." He then spoke about turning from "polls to poultry" in carrying out the tradition. This year, the two lucky birds, named Tater and Tot, came to Washington by way of Iowa. Obama, however, said the tradition wouldn't end...
  • Why Pardoning Hillary Would Be Wrong

    11/21/2016 1:59:39 PM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2016 | Blaine Winship
    ... The calls from various pundits for Mr. Trump to let bygones be bygones, by forgoing an independent prosecutor and instead giving Mrs. Clinton a pardon, are conveying entirely the wrong message. Of course, we all are exhausted by the recent campaign cycle, and we'd appreciate a break from the seemingly endless acrimony. But the Clintons' wrongs were more than misguided political decisions; they constitute serious crimes, including felonies that do not require proof of criminal intent (despite the legally incompetent assertions of FBI Director Comey to the contrary). Indeed, if a grand jury investigation were opened, the misuse of...
  • Obama Admits He "Can't Pardon" Snowden Before A Trial - Sorry, Hillary

    11/20/2016 10:37:49 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 80 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    After everyone from Jesse Jackson, to the terrified mainstream media to prominent Congressional Democrats have called upon Obama to issue a blanket pardon for Hillary Clinton, he finally admitted that it's not possible to pardon someone who hasn't yet stood trial for a crime. And while Obama was referencing a potential pardon of Edward Snowden with his comments, one could assume that the law should be applied the same way for all U.S. citizens. I can't pardon somebody who hasn't gone before a court and presented themselves, so that's not something that I would comment on at this point. I...
  • Jesse Jackson: Obama should follow Ford's example - grant Hillary Clinton a pre-emptive pardon

    11/17/2016 6:08:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Sorry, Jesse. Wrong again. The “Reverend” Jesse Jackson is nothing if not pious and holy. He’s a veritable paragon of virtue, and we’re all supposed to pay close attention to his proclamations. So, he’s issued the following encyclical: “Secretary Clinton has not been legally accused, and either tried or convicted of anything. President Obama should follow President Ford’s example and offer a pre-emptive full pardon. It would be a monumental moral and political mistake to pursue the prosecution of Hillary Clinton.”
  • Suck It Up, Buttercup; You DID Build This Fire

    11/17/2016 5:44:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-17-2016 | MOTUS
    Does anyone else find it curious that Jesse Jackson called for a presidential pardon of Hillary Clinton yesterday?Jesse, leading the “Free Hillary!” movementMumbling his way through a prepared statement at the University Michigan in Ann Arbor yesterday Jackson said: "President Ford said we don't need (Nixon) for trophy. We need to move on. President Nixon wasn't convicted of a crime. He didn't apply for a pardon. (Ford) did it because he thought it would be best for the country. Had she won the election on November 8th the comparison between President Ford pardoning President Nixon for his assumed crimes may...
  • Obama Has Not Ruled Out Pardoning Hillary

    11/10/2016 9:12:49 AM PST · by detective · 55 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09 Nov 2016 | Todd Beamon   
    President Barack Obama has not ruled out pardoning Hillary Clinton before he leaves office in early January despite her not being charged with a crime. "The president has offered clemency to a substantial number of Americans who were previously serving time in federal prisons," White House press secretary Josh Earnest responded Wednesday when asked by reporters.
  • White House won’t rule out Clinton pardon

    11/09/2016 2:42:59 PM PST · by Red Steel · 185 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    The White House refused to rule out Wednesday whether President Obama might grant a pardon to Hillary Clinton to spare her from President-elect Donald Trump prosecuting her after he takes office. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama is hopeful that Mr. Trump will follow long-standing tradition of not punishing political opponents through the criminal-justice system. He said all clemency actions go through a formal process...
  • Obama Should Just Pardon Hillary for Every Conceivable Crime (NOT)

    11/04/2016 7:46:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | November 4, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Don't look now, but #PardonHer talk is growing. Just as the Clinton campaign and its media allies rage against the FBI, some are looking for a pardon solution. And a way to spin that pardon as something other than a straight admission of guilt. How about political reconciliation and a way to defy those mean Republicans and take the issue of all the crimes that Hillary committed off the table? Here you go. It does not take much clairvoyance to predict that Clinton's most strident opponents may seek to extend the use criminal investigations as a political tactic to undermine...
  • Will Obama Pardon Hillary?

    11/02/2016 12:56:05 PM PDT · by detective · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 2, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Since the FBI reopened its investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server Friday, a number of previously pressing questions have made their way back into the fold.   Will classified information be found in the new probe? Will the deleted emails finally be discovered? Will Hillary Clinton finally be indicted?
  • Documents Show KADZIK, PODESTA, and CLINTON Got Mark Rich Pardoned

    11/02/2016 9:23:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11-2-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title: "BOOM! Documents Show KADZIK, PODESTA, and CLINTON Got Mark Rich Pardoned" Bill Clinton, Mark Rich, John Podesta, Peter KadzikOn Tuesday the FBI released a strange set of documents on the Mark Rich pardon in 2001 at the end of Bill ClintonÂ’s presidency. William J. Clinton Foundation: This initial release consists of material from the FBIÂ’s files related to the WillÂ… https://t.co/Y4nz3aRSmG-- FBI Records Vault (@FBIRecordsVault) November 1, 2016 Mark Rich was indicted in the United States on federal charges of tax evasion and illegally making oil deals with Iran during the Iran hostage crisis. He was in Switzerland...
  • Obama shortens 98 inmates' sentences, bringing total to 862 (New single-year clemency record)

    10/27/2016 2:53:53 PM PDT · by tekrat · 33 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 10/27/2016 | Josh Lederman
    Ninety-eight federal inmates will return home sooner than expected after President Barack Obama commuted their sentences on Thursday, part of a clemency push that has sped up dramatically in Obama's final months. All told, Obama has cut short sentences for 872 inmates, including 688 this year. The figure is higher than the number commuted by the previous 11 presidents combined, and the White House said more commutations were coming before Obama leaves office in January. Of the latest batch, 42 had been serving life sentences, the White House said. Neil Eggleston, Obama's White House counsel, said it was important to remember that...
  • Petition for Presidential pledge assuring Americans Hillary will not receive Presidential Clemency

    10/27/2016 9:28:59 AM PDT · by X180A · 23 replies
    It is a Whitehouse.gov petition. We need signatures. Enough signatures and the president will have to respond one way or the other. Petition is here: Petition president to not pardon HillaryThe petition reads as follows: Presidential pledge assuring Americans Hillary R. Clinton will not receive Presidential Clemency We, the undersigned, call upon the President of the United States to pledge he will not grant Presidential Clemency to Hillary Clinton for any crimes or misdemeanors she committed or may have committed during his time in office. This includes pardons for her actions while Secretary of State as well as her actions...
  • Question about Presidential Pardons

    10/26/2016 7:36:26 PM PDT · by gitmo · 46 replies
    Question: Can the President pardon someone for a crime they have not been arrested for? Can the President pardon someone for a crime they have not been convicted for? Should I have ended these sentences with prepositions?
  • [Vanity] "Pardon me" this could get interesting

    10/24/2016 5:38:05 AM PDT · by MomwithHope · 51 replies
    Vanity | 10/24/16 | me
    Probably have started less than 10 threads on FR since I officially joined in 1999. Others do such a great job. Hats off especially to 2ndDivisionVet and Kaslin.I was thinking about after the election and pardons. Thought this deserved a discussion thread today. I would be interested in reading what other Freepers think about future pardons. My thoughts follow.
  • Trump to Obama: Do Not Pardon Hillary Clinton "Or Her Co-Conspirators"

    09/30/2016 5:20:24 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 30th, 2016 | By Tim Hains
    At a campaign rally in Novi, Michigan Friday evening, Donald Trump asked President Barack Obama not to "pardon Clinton and her co-conspirators" if any charges were filed related to the email scandal. "Mr. President," Trump said. "Will you pledge not to issue a pardon to Hillary Clinton and her co-conspirators for their many crimes against our country, and against society itself. No one is above the law." DONALD TRUMP: If she gets the chance, she will put the Oval Office up for sale, like she always does. Remember folks, she's been doing this for 30 years. She deleted and bleached...
  • Blue State Blues: President Obama Will Have to Pardon Hillary Clinton(Pardon w/o Indictment?)

    09/09/2016 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/9/16 | Joel Pollack
    Clinton is still the favorite to win in November, but the mounting scandals will follow her to the White House — unless President Barack Obama pardons her, which looks both necessary and likely.
  • Family of Marcus Garvey pushing for presidential pardon

    08/17/2016 4:28:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2016 5:30 PM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    The son of early 20th century black nationalist Marcus Garvey on Wednesday said his father’s 129th birthday marked the perfect day to begin a public push for a presidential pardon to exonerate Garvey for an unjust conviction. Dr. Julius W. Garvey, a New York surgeon, wants President Barack Obama to clear his father’s name from a mail fraud conviction that caused Marcus Garvey to be deported from the United States to his native Jamaica. The younger Garvey said he has lived his whole life with the fact that his famous father was a convicted criminal, which he believes is part...
  • President Obama Commutes Life in Prison Sentence for El Paso Man Convicted on Cocaine Charges

    08/04/2016 10:31:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KVIA ^ | Aug 03, 2016
    William Ennis of El Paso is among the 214 prisoners whose sentences were commuted by President Obama Wednesday, The Washington Post reports. Ennis was convicted of conspiring to possess, with intent to distribute, more than five kilograms of cocaine; possession, with intent to distribute, more than five kilograms of cocaine; and using a communication device to facilitate the commission of a felony. On July 17, 2003, Ennis was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Under the president's commutation grant, the prison sentence will expire on December 1, 2016. Ennis will be placed on supervised...
  • US Supreme Court to review Conrad Black's conviction

    05/18/2009 10:15:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 309+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/18/2009 | Alex Spillius
    The US Supreme Court agreed yesterday to consider overturning the fraud conviction Conrad Black, the former owner of The Daily Telegraph, who is serving a 6 1/2 year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. The court's justices will hear arguments later this year over the convictions of Black, the former chairman and chief executive of Hollinger International, and two other former executives in connection with payments of $5.5 million (Ł3.6m) they received from a Hollinger subsidiary. The men argued that they did not commit fraud because they did no harm to the company. They turned to the highest US...
  • Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich continues to pay big

    07/01/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2016 | Peter Schweitzer
    But while the pardon was a political mistake, it certainly was not a financial one. In the years following the scandal, the flow of funds from those connected to Marc Rich or the pardon scandal have continued to the Clintons. Rich died in 2013. But his business partners, lawyers, advisers and friends have showered millions of dollars on the Clintons in the decade and a half following the scandal.... ...In the years since the pardon was granted, Dozoretz has served the Clintons closely: as the finance co-chair of Hillary’s 2008 campaign and as a senior State Department official during Hillary’s...
  • Dallas crack dealer gets 37-year sentence commuted by Obama

    05/06/2016 9:14:45 AM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 05/06/2016 | Liz Farmer
    A Dallas drug dealer is one of 58 federal convicts whose sentences have been reduced recently by the Obama administration. Wayland Wilson was sentenced to 37 years in prison for a conspiracy drug charge in 1993, including possession and intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, according to an appeal. Despite the offense being Wilson’s first, the judge had no choice in the sentencing because of federal guidelines at the time, KTVT-TV (Channel 11) reports. After Thursday’s decision, he is now set to be released Sept. 2. “I knew his case would be reviewed, but I didn’t think this...
  • Obama’s Gun-control Hypocrisy Called Out by Alabama Senator

    04/12/2016 6:50:00 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 April 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    On March 30, President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 62 criminals, 12 of whom were behind bars for gun-related drug crimes. This was just too much for Alabama’s senior Senator Richard Shelby (R), so the next day Shelby sent a stinging letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He asked her about the president’s hypocrisy and demanded answers to questions that he posed to her during a committee hearing back in January. Wrote Shelby: I have strong concerns that 12 of these 61 individuals were convicted of one, if not more, firearm-related offenses … [including]: Seven convictions of possession of...
  • Merle Haggard Once Said Reagan ‘Gave Me a Second Chance at Life’

    04/07/2016 8:40:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mariana Barillas
    Merle Haggard, the country music icon who died Wednesday, credited President Ronald Reagan for playing a central role in helping him realize his dreams. “He was a wonderful man in my life. He gave me a second chance at life in the form of the pardon he gave me,” Haggard said in a CMT interview after Reagan’s death in 2004. Haggard, an acclaimed songwriter and performer, was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of the most influential figures in popular music —not just in country circles. Haggard died at home in Northern California on the...
  • 61 - Proclamation 4311 - Granting Pardon to Richard Nixon September 8, 1974

    01/22/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 8 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=4696 ^ | September 8, 1974 | Gerald Ford
    By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Richard Nixon became the thirty-seventh President of the United States on January 20, 1969 and was reelected in 1972 for a second term by the electors of forty-nine of the fifty states. His term in office continued until his resignation on August 9, 1974. Pursuant to resolutions of the House of Representatives, its Committee on the Judiciary conducted an inquiry and investigation on the impeachment of the President extending over more than eight months. The hearings of the Committee and its deliberations, which received wide national publicity over television,...
  • Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich continues to pay big

    01/19/2016 3:51:09 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2016 | Peter Schweizer
    on Jan. 20, 2001, his last day in office, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich. It would become perhaps the most condemned official act of Clinton's political career. A New York Times editorial called it "a shocking abuse of presidential power." The usually Clinton-friendly New Republic noted it "is often mentioned as Exhibit A of Clintonian sliminess." Congressman Barney Frank added, "It was a real betrayal by Bill Clinton of all who had been strongly supportive of him to do something this unjustified. It was contemptuous." Marc Rich was wanted for a list of charges going...
  • Justice Department Plans Attorney Hiring Spree To Keep Pace With Obama’s Pardon Push

    01/06/2016 10:29:19 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Justice Department will drastically increase the number of attorneys it has on staff to deal with what is expected to be a massive push by President Obama to grant clemency to federal prisoners before the end of his term. The Office of the Pardon Attorney, which handles the federal government's clemency cases, posted a job listing for 16 attorney advisors on the Justice Department's website on Tuesday. The number of expected hires is more than double the agency's staffing level as of May 2013. Then, seven permanent attorneys -- the pardon attorney, a deputy and five staff attorneys --...
  • Am I the only one?

    11/26/2015 11:24:21 PM PST · by Cowman · 56 replies
    11-27-201 | Self
    Am I the only one who is really put off by the pardoning of the turkey and really, really wants a President who would kill, dress and eat the stupid bird?
  • Obama can't even pardon a turkey without bashing Republicans

    11/26/2015 5:32:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-26-15 | Carol Brown
    Well it’s that time of year again when the President of the United States pardons a turkey. And Obama being Obama, he used the occasion to bash Republicans, referring to them as “a bunch of turkeys.” More specifically: “As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House.” What an obnoxious, thin-skinned, adolescent, insecure, smug, petty, and more than anything, evil little man. Election Day 2016 can’t come soon enough. Let’s make sure we win. And preferably, win big.
  • Reminder: Mike Huckabee Granted Clemency to a Criminal Who Murdered Four Police Officers

    05/06/2015 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced another run for the White House. In an already crowded GOP field, there are many questions surrounding whether Huckabee can successfully make it through the primary. Putting the horse race aside, pundits seem to be forgetting a very important and devastating decision Huckabee made during his time as governor. In 2000, despite objections from prosecutors, Huckabee granted clemency to a man named Maurice Clemmons. Background from the Arkansas Leader: Several prosecutors around the state are upset with Gov. Huckabee for grant- ing clemency to violent criminals, but he...
  • Justice Department Should Investigate Hillary Clinton's Brother, Anthony Rodham, for Brokering

    10/19/2006 11:44:01 PM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 3 replies · 1,050+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | October 16, 2006 | Judicial Watch
    Rodham Allegedly Received Fraudulent Loan as Payment for Securing Pardon Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced last week that it filed a formal request with the U.S. Department of Justice, calling for a criminal investigation into the reported activities of Hillary Clinton and her brother, Anthony D. Rodham, former President Clinton, and Vonna Jo Gregory, former owner of the carnival company, United Shows International. Recently released court documents provided new details concerning a scheme involving Anthony Rodham, who allegedly received $107,000 in fraudulent loans from United Shows International as compensation for securing a...
  • Chris Christie pardons Philly mom arrested for her concealed weapon in New Jersey

    04/03/2015 7:07:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Shaneen Allen, a single mother of two young children, had a concealed carry permit in her home state of Pennsylvania. But when she crossed the line into New Jersey and was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction, the ensuing discovery of her weapon, which she disclosed to the officer, meant she was facing a mandatory 3-5 year sentence in prison if convicted. Allen worked as a phlebotomist in Pennsylvania and had been robbed twice during the course of the year, leading her to purchase a firearm to protect her family. She had no prior convictions.Gun activists rushed to...
  • Obama: I'll Use Clemency Power 'More Aggressively'

    03/21/2015 6:08:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Ryan J. Reilly
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Barack Obama plans to grant clemency to federal offenders "more aggressively" during the remainder of his presidency, he said in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post on Friday. Obama has faced criticism for rarely using his power to grant pardons and commutations. In December, he commuted the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, including four who had been sentenced to life. That brought his total number of commutations to 18. Obama said he had granted clemency so infrequently because of problems in the Justice Department's Office of the Pardon Attorney. The former head of that office, who...
  • New plan: maybe Obama could just pardon Hillary

    03/19/2015 10:26:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Clinton camp is probably feeling like they need to do something to turn the corner on all of the bad press they’ve been getting. Sure, the fallout hasn’t been too bad yet. Even when pollsters say that her support is “softening” this month, that still translates into a fifty point lead over Biden. But the real race is going to be kicking into gear eventually and she doesn’t need to be spending her days testifying before some House committee when she could be out on the trail giving $200K speeches. So what to do?Seth Lipsky at the New...
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/27/2014 10:19:46 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-27-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Hope everyone has a great and safe day!
  • Potential Dem Presidential Candiate Pardons Own Son on Drug Charge

    11/13/2014 8:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No wonder Arkansas is turning Republican.Democratic Arkansas governor Mike Beebe decided to wrap up his second term by pardoning his own son for a drug offense. Forced out by term limits, Beebe had been discussed as a potential Dem presidential candidate in the New York Times, but he finally made national headlines for the wrong reason.Not content to simply pardon his son, Beebe went through the farce of releasing his son’s request for a “second chance” letter, as if the son of an Arkansas governor needs a second chance or has to write a letter to his father asking...
  • Gov. Beebe (D-AR) plans pardon of son for marijuana conviction

    11/13/2014 1:49:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    KSPR-TV ^ | November 12, 2014
    Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe's office says he plans to pardon his son over a felony marijuana conviction. Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample said the two-term Democratic governor planned to pardon his son, Kyle, who was convicted in 2003 of felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. DeCample said the pardon recommendation would be included in the final pardons issued by the governor early next month.
  • Clinton’s Pardons for Pedophiles: No crime too horrific that a large donation won’t solve.

    10/24/2014 8:51:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Office of the Inspector General of the State Department found in its latest investigation that Clinton aides had “created an appearance of undue influence and favoritism” in a number of cases including that of Ambassador Howard Gutman. The investigation is largely a whitewash. There is no mention of the fact that one whistleblower related to the case, Richard Higbie, had his emails deleted by a hacker. Or that the main whistleblower, Aurelia Fedenisn, was harassed at home and had her law firm burgled.It goes almost without saying that Richard Nixon went down for much less than that.There is also...
  • The Nixon pardon 40 years later: The decision looks better and better with age

    09/09/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    It was President Ford’s biggest and most courageous decision.  It probably hurt the GOP in the 1974 midterm elections. In fact, I was a college volunteer on some campaigns in that election. The party people that I was listening to agreed with the pardon but screamed the same question: "Why didn't he do it after the election"? Many in the GOP correctly felt that the new Ford presidency would spare them the Watergate backlash and 6th year losses.   And it probably cost him the very close presidential election of 1976. The pardon was used by the Carter campaign to promote their campaign of...
  • The American Flag Daily: Birth Of Gerald Ford

    07/14/2014 7:09:26 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | July 14, 2014 | JasonZ
    The 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, was born on this date in 1913 in Nebraska, and was the first person to hold the office of President of the United States without receiving any electoral votes - he had been appointed to the Vice Presidency in December, 1973 following the resignation of Spiro Agnew, and assumed the Presidency in August, 1974 following Richard Nixon's resignation. An Eagle Scout and longtime congressman from Michigan, he was also the last surviving member of the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President Kennedy. Today, we raise the Michigan state...
  • A pardon for Bowe Bergdahl?

    06/08/2014 11:31:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | June 8, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    When Bowe Bergdahl was first released, the administration’s line seemed to be that he had suffered enough as a Taliban prisoner, and thus that the U.S. would not likely punish him as a deserter even if that’s what he turned out to be. But as the deal came in for strong criticism and evidence mounted as to Bergdahl’s betrayal, the line changed. We were assured by the military that Bergdahl’s conduct would be investigated and, if misconduct were found, he would be subject to the military justice system. In the meantime, we should withhold judgment. But Bill Otis predicts that,...
  • White Privilege

    05/27/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5-26-14 | Walter Williams
    What would you think if your 8-year-old came home and told you that “white privilege is something that white people have, meaning they have an advantage in a lot of things and they can get a job more easily”? You would have heard that at the recent 15th annual White Privilege Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, attended by 2,500 public-school teachers, administrators and students from across the nation (http://tinyurl.com/lkoqj9b). The average parent has no idea of the devious indoctrination going on in classrooms in many public schools. What follows are some of the lessons of the conference. In one of the...
  • US nun, 84, jailed for nuke protest

    02/19/2014 3:49:41 AM PST · by fruser1 · 33 replies
    The Belfest Telegraph / AP ^ | 19 February 2014 | AP
    An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a US nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws. Two other activists who broke into the facility with Megan Rice were sentenced to more than five years in prison yesterday, in part because they had much longer criminal histories of mostly non-violent civil disobedience... ...On July 28, 2012, the three activists cut through three fences before reaching a 548 million dollar (Ł328 million) storage bunker... ...They hung banners, strung crime-scene tape and hammered off a small...
  • Russia Drops Cases Against Greenpeace Activists

    12/25/2013 4:59:26 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 12 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/25/2013
    Russia began dropping cases on Wednesday against the Greenpeace activists, detained over a September protest staged at a Russian Arctic oil rig, as part of a broad prison amnesty approved by state lawmakers earlier this month. The St. Petersburg Investigative Committee had formally dismissed charges against at least 16 of the activists by Wednesday afternoon. All 30 are expected to be cleared by the end of the day. The activists should be able to go home within days once they receive exit visas.
  • UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing

    12/24/2013 7:16:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2013 8:43 AM EST | Raphael Satter
    Britain has tried to make good by one of its most famous sons, posthumously pardoning Alan Turing for a gay sex conviction which tarnished the brilliant career of the code breaker credited with helping win the war against Nazi Germany and laying the foundation for the computer age. One author said he hoped Tuesday’s symbolic act—the famous mathematician committed suicide more than 50 years ago—would send a message to countries such as India and Russia, where gays can still be prosecuted for expressing their sexuality. Others say the pardon doesn’t go far enough, noting that thousands of others shared in...
  • All Of President Obama’s Pardoned Turkeys Are Dead

    11/19/2013 11:42:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    US News ^ | November 19, 2013 | Nikki Schwab
    It’s that time of the year again folks, when two lucky turkeys come to Washington, spend time at a swanky hotel, get some facetime with President Obama at the White House, before spending the rest of their days at a historic Virginia farm. But those days are always short. Gobbler and Cobbler—last year’s set of turkeys who attended the annual Presidential Turkey Pardon—have both died, Whispers has learned. Gobbler, Cobbler’s understudy, died in February. … Cobbler, 2012’s official pardoned turkey, lived through the summer and was euthanized on Aug. 22. …
  • Chelsea Manning Seeks Presidential Pardon

    09/04/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 4, 2013 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs filed a day earlier with the U.S. Justice Department and the Department of the Army.
  • Pedophile’s pardon embarrasses Spain, Morocco

    08/05/2013 2:35:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2013 4:47 PM EDT | Ciaran Giles and Barry Hatton
    Spain had a seemingly simple request for Morocco’s king: Pardon 18 Spaniards convicted in his country, and let 30 others return to Spain to serve out their prison terms. Instead, the monarch pardoned 48 Spanish prisoners, including a man convicted of raping children. … Police captured 63-year-old convicted pedophile Daniel Galvan Vina in southeastern Spain on Monday after he had nearly a week of freedom. Galvan had been convicted of raping 11 children and was serving a 30-year sentence in Morocco before the pardon came through. Morocco’s King Mohammed VI retracted his pardon of Galvan over the weekend, and Morocco,...
  • Full Faith and Credit, Pardons, and Gun Rights

    07/11/2013 5:54:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 10 July, 2013 | Eugene Volokh
    From Blackwell v. Haslam (Tenn. Ct. App. June 28, 2013) (paragraph breaks added): This appeal involves the Full Faith and Credit Clause and firearm rights. The petitioner was convicted of felony drug offenses in Georgia. The State of Georgia granted the petitioner a full pardon for his crimes; his Georgia pardon expressly restored his right to possess a firearm. The petitioner now resides in Tennessee. A Tennessee statute provides that it is a felony for a person who has been convicted of a felony drug offense to possess a firearm, and it does not make an exception for persons who...