Skip to comments.Warren Asked Obama to Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg
Posted on 01/17/2020 6:01:20 AM PST by SJackson
Clearing the name of a traitor was a priority for the Democratic presidential candidate.
Radical U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who could be the next Commander-in-Chief, asked then-President Barack Obama in his final days in office to formally exonerate Soviet atomic spy Ethel Rosenberg, according to media reports.
This was a not a request for a mere presidential pardon, which the Department of Justice cautions does not erase or expunge the record of the conviction, but a request that history be rewritten.
Warren, now a leading contender for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination, sent a letter dated Jan. 10, 2017, on behalf of one of Rosenbergs sons.
I am writing on behalf of my constituent, Robert Meeropol, and his family to request that you provide a thorough review of their request that you issue a proclamation exonerating his mother, Ethel Rosenberg. Ms. Rosenberg was executed by the United States for conspiracy to commit espionage in 1953.
The request originated with the Rosenberg Fund for Children, a 30-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit that, in founder Meeropols words, was created to enable radical left-wing activists to rally around the children of this eras targeted activists. The group boasted on its website that its petition in late 2016 to President Obama garnered 60,000 supporters, both from within the ranks of RFC donors, and beyond, and that it received extensive media attention that had global reach.
The fear of the McCarthy era led to Ethel Rosenberg's unjust conviction and execution, Meeropol said at the time. Were not asking for a pardon, because she was not guilty. Were asking for a proclamation that she was wrongly convicted, and wrongly executed.
On RFCs advisory board sit entertainers Edward Asner, Harry Belafonte, Mandy Patinkin, and Susan Sarandon, along with communist stalwart Angela Davis, and convicted cop-killer Leonard Peltier.
The letter is yet more proof that Warren would be a captive of the far Left if allowed to reside in the White House.
And Warren wasnt the only Massachusetts Democrat to ask President Obama to exonerate Rosenberg. Her fellow senator, Ed Markey, did the same, as did House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and House Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern.
In December 2016, former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democrat presidential pick Michael Dukakis issued a public statement asking Obama to publicly proclaim Rosenbergs innocence.
Yet the guilt of Communist spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg remains.
The married couple was electrocuted at Sing Sing on June 19, 1953.
Their spy ring gave the USSR sensitive information about U.S. air capabilities in the Korean War and the secrets of the A-bomb, allowing our totalitarian enemies to develop nuclear weapons years earlier than they otherwise would have. These spies helped to change the balance of power in the world and emboldened the Soviet Union as it became a superpower and went on the march enslaving tens of millions in Eastern Europe.
As Steven T. Usdin wrote in his 2005 book, Engineering Communism:
Rosenbergs band of amateur spies turned over detailed information on a wide range of technologies and weapon systems that hastened the Red Armys march to Berlin, jump-started its postwar development of nuclear weapons and delivery systems, and later helped Communist troops in North Korea fight the American military to a standoff.
In sentencing the Rosenbergs, Judge Irving Kaufman was unsparing in his criticism:
I consider your crime worse than murder. Plain deliberate contemplated murder is dwarfed in magnitude by comparison with the crime you have committed. In committing the act of murder, the criminal kills only his victim. The immediate family is brought to grief and when justice is meted out the chapter is closed. But in your case, I believe your conduct in putting into the hands of the Russians the A-bomb years before our best scientists predicted Russia would perfect the bomb has already caused, in my opinion, the Communist aggression in Korea, with the resultant casualties exceeding 50,000 and who knows but that millions more of innocent people may pay the price of your treason. Indeed, by your betrayal you undoubtedly have altered the course of history to the disadvantage of our country.
In turning down a request to pardon the Rosenbergs, President Dwight D. Eisenhower didnt mince words:
I can only say that, by immeasurably increasing the chances of atomic war, the Rosenbergs may have condemned to death tens of millions of innocent people all over the world. The execution of two human beings is a grave matter. But even graver is the thought of the millions of dead whose deaths may be directly attributable to what these spies have done.
The Rosenbergs guilt was proved long ago but radicals wont allow facts to get in the way of their narrative.
Because the Rosenbergs were unabashed Communists who didnt hide their admiration of Stalins Soviet Union, the Left ran to their defense, using rationales that shifted over time as more and more damning evidence surfaced against the couple. When the Rosenbergs guilt could no longer be disputed, their defenders pivoted, saying they had noble intentions, that the information passed on to the Soviets was junk, and that there were irregularities in their prosecution.
These are all lies but because they remain part of the Lefts anti-American mythology, they have remarkable staying power.
The fact that Elizabeth Warren asked an American president to clear the name of a despicable proven traitor tells you all you need to know about how she would behave as president.
I can see a Chesa Boudin as AG in a Warren Administration
One upping Obama’s Holder
Warren is nuts!
I’ve seen it suggested that he was guilty while she wasn’t.I guess,technically speaking,it’s possible that she wasn’t...but the fact that she stayed married to him is,in itself,adequate justification for Old Sparky.
And it appears as though nothing will be done about Bernie's aid by his campaign. Just a little too honest about their plans for the US
Shes pathetic beyond description
All the usual suspects save Jane Fonda and Sean Penn.
No she isn't. Schizophrenics are nuts. She's amoral. There's a difference.
A big difference.
Ehtel Rosenberg’s brother was the main witness for the prosecution. He stated that she translated to Russian and typed out all the notes and letters for her husband.
Amoral ... in other words a psychopath?
Did you read her request?
Warren is trying to make this about women’s rights and argue that she was executed just because she was Julius’ wife.
The following is from Wikipedia. No matter how you slice it she was guilty in one of the most serious cases of treason this country has confronted.
“In 2014, five historians who had published works based on the Rosenberg case wrote that newly available Soviet documents show that Ethel Rosenberg hid money and espionage paraphernalia for Julius, served as an intermediary for communications with his Soviet intelligence contacts, relayed her personal evaluation of individuals whom Julius considered recruiting, and was present at meetings with his sources.
They support the assertion that Ethel persuaded her sister-in-law Ruth Greenglass to travel to New Mexico to recruit her husband David Greenglass as a spy.
Other historians, though, argue that this evidence demonstrates only that Ethel knew of her husband’s activities and chose to keep quiet.”
RFC Red Fin’ Communists
Joe McCarthy was right.
And for that he paid the price.
Ever notice that Ted Cruz resembles Joe McCarthy a whole lot?.......................
Rewriting History, who rewrites History........ oh yea Communist!
The DNC “knives are out” for Warren & Sanders looks like. They’re going to take both of them down a couple of notches because their designated nominee is faltering badly and they have to drag his carcass over the finish line.
Does anybody over at the DNC consider that if their preferred candidate is that weak that maybe he isn’t deserving of the nomination? I guess the answer to that question is self-evident.
If not the Clintons, why the Rosenbergs?
Actually, this is PROGRESS for a Leftist. By not including Julius, she’s implying that at least he was an ACTUAL SPY against America, which is something today that no other Democrat can even conceive of being possible (has any Democrat even admitted that the FBI spied on Trump?).
Ive been saying that since I was a teenager more than 50 years ago.
Not just as an opinion, but based on what he was saying and how it all seemed to add up.
If I recall correctly, much of what Joe alleged was verified by documentation that came to light after the fall of the Soviet Union.
Im not sure of all the details because, of course, there was scant reporting on it in the msm.
This is verified by records from Soviet archives.
They did enormous damage to the entire world. It is almost certain that Stalin would not have started the Korean war had he not had the atomic bomb.
The soviets probably would never have been able to marshal the resources to duplicate an atomic weapon were it not for the extensive espionage network that seriously compromised our nuclear programs. As it was, the Soviets were very hard pressed to duplicate the American technology that their spies stole
The miscarriage of justice is not that the Rosenbergs were executed, its that so many other treasonous spies either went free or received very light prison sentences.
A little known fact is that the US government had a very high level team of people working hard to get the Rosenbergs to accept a plea agreement commuting their sentences in return for cooperation in naming the Soviet spies in their spy ring.
This team was located in the prison and worked on saving the Rosenbergs literally right up until the Rosenbergs were executed. The Rosenbergs were such hard core, committed communists they refused to cooperate in helping America root out a very entrenched group of Soviet spies who continued to do enormous damage fir many years after the Rosenbergs were gone
Liz Warren, a woman, will never be elected president.
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