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  • Reporter Asks Trump if He’s Going to ‘Pardon Any People’ at Turkey Pardon

    11/21/2017 12:46:09 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Nov. 21, 2017
    A reporter yelled out to ask President Donald Trump if he would "pardon any people" Tuesday as he performed the tradition of presidents pardoning a turkey before Thanksgiving. After Trump officially pardoned "Drumstick" at the White House, a reporter yelled the question out as onlookers applauded and drowned him out. A few moments later, the reporter again yelled, "Are you going to pardon any people?"
  • Pat Robertson: President Trump Should Issue A 'Blanket Pardon' And Shut Down Mueller Investigation

    10/30/2017 12:10:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | | October 30, 2017 2:55 pm | By Kyle Mantyla
    On “The 700 Club” this morning, televangelist Pat Robertson reacted to the news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller by calling on President Trump to issue a blanket pardon of everyone who might be implicated in the probe and to then shut down the investigation entirely. Robertson claimed that Mueller’s investigation has been inexorably “tainted” by the fact that the Clinton campaign and DNC reportedly helped to fund an opposition research dossier during the campaign that alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russia, insisting that any indictments that result from...
  • Dem proposes constitutional amendment to limit Trump's pardon power

    10/30/2017 11:11:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    <p>A House Democrat plans to propose an amendment to the Constitution that would limit presidential pardoning authority in the wake of three Trump campaign aides facing indictments in the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.</p> <p>Under Rep. Steve Cohen ’s (Tenn.) proposed constitutional amendment, presidents would be prohibited from pardoning themselves, their families, members of their administrations or people who worked on their presidential campaigns.</p>
  • Trump's Pardoning Powers Could Be Limited After Mueller's First Indictment

    10/29/2017 3:23:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 149 replies
    Newsweek via Yahoo ^ | October 29th, 2017 | Jason Silverstein
    With the first indictment looming from the federal Trump-Russia investigation, President Donald Trump is getting a reminder: His pardoning pardons can’t fix everything. “I don't think the president's power is all that absolute, as people have been suggesting,” California Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told ABC News’ “This Week” Sunday. “The president cannot pardon people if it's an effort to obstruct justice, if it's an effort to prevent Bob Mueller and others from learning about the President's own conduct. So, there are limitations.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been investigating the Trump campaign’s...
  • Syracuse crack dealer freed by Obama faces jail over missed drug tests

    09/21/2017 7:23:15 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 09/21/17 | By Julie McMahon,
    A Syracuse crack cocaine dealer granted clemency by President Barack Obama for his role in a large '90s drug ring is facing jail over missed drug tests. Dewayne Comer, 47, will appear in federal court Friday to ask a judge not to send him back to prison. Probation officials said in court papers that Comer failed to report for four drug tests, most recently over Labor Day Weekend. Testing was required as part of Comer's supervised release. Comer served nearly 21 years of a life sentence before Obama commuted his and 213 other defendants' sentences in 2016.
  • Clinton cover-ups

    03/07/2006 4:23:37 AM PST · by libstripper · 38 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2006 | Mark Goodman
    Lost in the tumult over Islamic port deals and Katrina video capers is the recently released -- and willfully ignored -- Barrett Report. David Barrett, you'll recall, is the independent counsel appointed in 1995 to investigate allegations of impropriety against President Clinton's Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Mr. Barrett found his path mined by the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service and President Clinton's attorneys, even after Mr. Clinton departed the White House. He prepared 18 felony indictments against Mr. Cisneros but had to settle for a guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge (lying to the...
  • Full L of Who Obama Pardoned in His 2 Terms as POTUS

    08/26/2017 11:05:02 AM PDT · by OneVike · 25 replies
    DOJ ^ | 1/19/17 | DOJ
    Pardons Granted by President Barack Obama (2009-2017) Search All Pardons and Commutations Menu January 17, 2017 | December 19, 2016 | January 16, 2016 | December 18, 2015 | December 17, 2014 | December 19, 2013 | March 1, 2013 | November 21, 2011 | May 20, 2011 | December 3, 2010 January 17, 2017 James Robert Adelman Offense: Conspiracy to embezzle by trustee or officer; embezzlement by trustee (five counts); making a false account (Northern District of Oklahoma) Sentence: 12 years' imprisonment; $350,000 restitution (February 27, 1989) John Clyde Anderson Offense: Conspiracy to import a controlled substance (Southern District...
  • Trump is off to a stingy start on clemency

    08/11/2017 11:29:35 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 11 replies
    Donald Trump, an unorthodox president in many respects, has continued one practice of recent predecessors: frustrating clemency advocates by issuing no pardons or commutations early in his term. ... Kristian Saucier, a former Navy sailor referenced repeatedly by Trump, was denied permission to file a pardon request in June and hasn't heard back on a separate request for his one-year prison sentence to be shortened. He expects to be released in early September, a day before his daughter's second birthday, mooting that effort. "If I could directly address President Trump, I would ask him why he brought up my case...
  • The President Actually Has Enormous Power To Pardon Basically Whomever He Wants

    08/03/2017 7:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | August 3, 2017 | Chris Geidner
    President Donald Trump's talk of pardons has raised a lot of questions about what he could do. But the reality is pretty clear: Presidential pardon power is expansive, with few limits established over time and courts generally siding with the president in any challenges to pardons issued. President Trump has yet to announce a grant of a single pardon or commutation. But he already has signaled — in a Saturday morning tweet, of course — that his use of that power could be expansive. He wrote that everyone agrees he "has the complete power to pardon." Here’s the thing: By...
  • Obama pardons [Ret. Gen.] James Cartwright in leak case

    01/17/2017 2:21:41 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/2017 | Katie Bo Williams
    President Obama on Tuesday pardoned retired Gen. James Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused of lying to the FBI about his conversations with reporters regarding U.S. efforts to cripple Iran's nuclear program. Cartwright pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of making false statements during the FBI's investigation into leaks about the government's role in a highly classified operation known as Operation Olympic Games. The clandestine effort -- untaken with Israel -- deployed a computer virus known as Stuxnet that destroyed Iranian centrifuges. New York Times journalist David Sanger exposed the operation in...
  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert González Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis’ role in Barack Obama’s pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: “I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support.” Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • UK pardons thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws

    01/31/2017 8:06:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2017 10:39 AM EST
    The British government has passed a law granting posthumous pardons to thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws, and allowing those who are still alive to have their criminal records wiped clean. The Ministry of Justice said Tuesday the pardons apply to men convicted for consensual same-sex relations before homosexuality was decriminalized several decades ago. Men living with convictions can apply to the government to have their names cleared. …
  • Why Obama Did Not Pardon Bergdahl

    01/28/2017 6:58:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2017 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Before he left office Barack Obama commuted more federal sentences than any other president in history, most famously that of former Army Private Bradley Manning, who divulged hundreds of thousands of classified documents and seriously damaged national security. Drug offenders were also high on Obama’s list. Notably absent was Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, whom Obama ransomed for several notorious Taliban terrorists, and Obama’s National Security Advisor proclaimed an American hero. Why did Manning get the nod and not Bergdahl? Obama was far more personally invested in Bergdahl’s case, feting his parents in the Rose Garden upon the soldier’s release from...
  • Rod Blagojevich’s 20-year-old daughter Amy unloads on Barack Obama

    01/27/2017 8:25:58 AM PST · by PBRCat · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 27, 2017 | Kim Janssen
    “Everyone seems to be mourning your exit from office,” Amy wrote in the lengthy screed, posted on her mom Patti’s Facebook page. “I’m glad you’re gone. I’m not delusional — you’re not a saint. You were a mediocre president with unoriginal ideas.” “I thought you would finally right this wrong,” she told Obama. “You didn’t have to pardon him, only commute the sentence. You just had to let him come home. You didn’t. You released others, like Chelsea Manning or FALN terrorists, who actually committed reprehensible crimes, but you failed to release an innocent man.”

    01/24/2017 6:56:44 PM PST · by tired&retired · 7 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | January 17, 2017 | U.S. Department of Justice
    U.S. Department of Justice » Office of the Pardon Attorney » Clemency Recipients PARDONS GRANTED BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA (2009-2017) JANUARY 17, 2017 James Robert Adelman Offense: Conspiracy to embezzle by trustee or officer; embezzlement by trustee (five counts); making a false account (Northern District of Oklahoma) Sentence: 12 years' imprisonment; $350,000 restitution (February 27, 1989) John Clyde Anderson Offense: Conspiracy to import a controlled substance (Southern District of California) Sentence: Three years’ imprisonment, suspended; three years’ probation, conditioned upon six months’ confinement; two years’ special parole (August 21, 1972) Zachary James Ray Anderson Offense: Conspiracy to defraud the United...
  • Michigan Man Whose Drug Sentence Commuted By Obama Is Shot Dead

    01/24/2017 8:06:21 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 110 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | January 24, 2017 10:01 AM | staff
    SAGINAW (WWJ/AP) – A man whose drug-related prison sentence was commuted in November by President Barack Obama has been fatally shot at a federal halfway house in Michigan after two men with assault-style rifles sought him out, police said. Two men wearing masks went into Bannum Place in Saginaw on Monday night with plans to kill 31-year-old Damarlon Thomas, a former Saginaw gang member. Lt. David Kaiser said Thomas was shot several times by one of the men as some of the roughly two dozen people at the home were held at gunpoint.
  • Hillary Clinton ... didn’t get a pardon (Oh My!)

    01/23/2017 2:59:05 PM PST · by CptnObvious · 58 replies
    Dick ^ | January 23 2017 | Dick Morris
    And now there are no allies siding with Hillary Clinton and she didn’t get a pardon, so what does her future look like?
  • Doesn’t look like Obama has any interest in pardoning Hillary

    01/21/2017 10:18:25 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | John Crudele
    Hillary Clinton has just a few hours left to secure a pardon from President Obama. After that, she takes her chances with whatever the mercurial Donald Trump has in store for her. Obama has pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 1,000 people — in fact, he’s the most forgiving president in history. And while Hillary has until noon Friday to get a pardon for any crimes she may have committed, Obama as of noon Wednesday does not intend to pardon Madame Secretary. Why not? One reason: He probably doesn’t like her very much. The two were opponents for...
  • Obama Frees Communist Terrorist, Sparking Outrage

    01/19/2017 6:23:53 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 January 2017 | Alex Newman
    In a fresh insult to victims of terrorism everywhere, outgoing President Barack Obama decided to commute the 70-year sentence of communist terror leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, whose terrorist group unleashed a wave of savage violence that included more than 120 bombings across the United States. The brutal Fidel Castro-backed Marxist-Leninist terror group, known as th e "Armed Forces of National Liberation" (FALN), murdered six and injured dozens of Americans amid its campaign to enslave Puerto Rico under communist rule. Critics and victims of terror expressed outrage, with some suggesting the move was a green light by Obama for future communist...
  • Bill Ayers ‘Dancing in the Aisles’ Over Obama’s Pardon of FALN Member Oscar López Rivera

    01/18/2017 3:12:47 PM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | Aaron Klein
    Former Weather Underground terrorist group leader Bill Ayers on Tuesday said he was on an airplane “dancing in the aisles” over news that President Obama commuted the sentence of FALN activist Oscar López Rivera, whose group was linked to over 100 bombs placed in U.S. cities in the 1970s and 1980s.