Skip to comments.NY AG Criticizes Trumpís Pardons [semi-satire]
Posted on 06/03/2018 12:50:58 PM PDT by John Semmens
New York interim Attorney General Barbara Underwood took issue with President Trumps recent pardons, saying they are undermining the rule of law.
Underwood was particularly aggrieved by Trumps pardon of conservative commentator Dinesh DSouza, who was sent to prison for a 2012 illegal campaign contribution. The fact that Mr. DSouza was the only person to actually have to spend time in jail for this type of offense was an important example to others who might be tempted to break this law, she said. The lengthy list of those who got away with paying fines made it even more important that the stain of a prison sentence remain on his permanent record.
Besides, it wasnt as if DSouza was some bit player, Underwood pointed out. Hes made a couple of high-profile movies defaming both President Obama and Hillary Clinton. The need for former US Attorney General Eric Holder to make a stark example of him was imperative. People who trash high-ranking members of the government must answer for their crimes.
She also found fault with Trumps pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Scooter Libby. Arpaio took it upon himself to enforce a federal immigration law that neither President Obama nor the federal courts wanted enforced, she complained. It is the presidents prerogative to decide which laws will be enforced. To allow any other law enforcement officer to interfere is a formula for anarchy. And Libby was an aide to the loathsome Dick Chenney. If the lackey of such a villain is pardoned the door to tyranny is left wide open.
Disgraced sexual assaulter, former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, sent a letter to the state legislature urging them to close a loophole in the states double jeopardy law that allows the US President to pardon persons convicted of federal crimes despite the wishes of the NY Attorney General. We mustnt permit the federal government to run roughshod over states rights, he wrote. It is essential that every state have the power to protect itself from dangerous anti-government agitators like DSouza.
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Exactly. He was targeted for political reasons.
Still wasting bandwidth with fake news. This stuff is not even funny
The guy paid more than he was punished for. He probably personally paid more than a number of other people who stole from the government
For the life of me I don't know what the people believe they're achieving by calling their site, 'semi-new-semi-satire post'.
Whoever runs this thing should rethink the concept.
I'm not going to waste my time reading any of these posts.
Funny, Preet Bharara, a paid expert, was interviewed and said the same thing as Barbara Underwood. Only, he was serious, not being satiric.
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