Skip to comments.Trump grants pardon to former Bush official; some say he is using the law as a political tool
Posted on 04/13/2018 5:57:44 PM PDT by Innovative
In his decision Friday to pardon a former Bush administration official convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice, President Trump telegraphed his open hostility to the criminal justice system and his desire to use the power of the presidency as a personal political tool.
As with his controversial pardon last year of a former Arizona county sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who had been held in contempt of court, Trump effectively thumbed his nose at the judiciary by pardoning I. Lewis Scooter Libby. The Justice Department was not involved in either case, officials said.
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“and his desire to use the power of the presidency as a personal political tool.”
Oh boy, that’s some rich f*ckin’ irony there!
Pound sand, Washington Post!
When I first began a Civil Service job, my coach, an old and very smart Agent told me not to make enemies.
He said everyone has at one time or another done something he could be fired over. They probably have broken some law too.
I really got the impression that Scooter Libby was a victim of a political prosecution.
Mueller was FBI dir. during the scam prosecution that resulted in entrapping Libby. Trump’s pardon is a double gesture to both Mueller and GW Bush (who commuted Scooter’s jail sentence but was too wussy to fully pardon him.
Pardon me, if I seem like I dont give a rats rear end what any hideous swamp creature says.
“A polotocal tool”? Really. No President ever did THAT before!
Our good friend “Sundance” at http://www.theconservativetreehouse.com has often said that The Washington Compost is pretty much a direct newsfeed from the CIA, and this would be a perfect example. The CIA is being thwarted and they don’t like it at all.
BTW he also often says that The NY Slimes, similarly, is pretty much a direct newsfeed from the State Department.
“Some say”? Gimme a break. Talk about a useless attribution. “Some say” the WaPo is a used sewer rag. Actually, “Multitudes say” that.
"Journalism" at its worst.
Mark Rich says “Hi!”
They’re projecting. Again.
Comey was the Deputy Attorney General who selected, appointed, and supervised the Special Counsel, Fitzgerald. This is a huge smack across the face to Comey, hence the timing.
Clinton thumbed his nose at the judiciary when he pardoned Marc Rich.
......; some say he is using the law as a political tool...
Democrats are experts at this. Just look at Mueller. And the IRS. And the cake bakery. And the fake DACA “law.”
He didn’t reveal Plame’s identity and the prosecutor knew it ... it was a gross violation of justice and a clear violation of ethics and law by the Special Prosecutor.
He should pardon Martha Stewart too.
granting pardons has always been a political tool and within the right of the president to do.
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