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  • Drug dealer whose life sentence was commuted by Obama is back behind bars after.....

    02/10/2017 8:22:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com
    Drug dealer whose life sentence was commuted by Obama is back behind bars after being caught with two pounds of cocaine worth $26,000 A Texas felon who was pardoned by Obama is back behind bars after he was caught 'fleeing police with two pounds of cocaine worth $26,000'. Robert M. Gill is getting reacquainted with his jail cell after he crashed into another vehicle when fleeing from police following an alleged drug deal in San Antonio on Thursday. The 68-year-old's original life sentence was pardoned by President Obama but now he could face up to 40 years in prison for...
  • Pardon me: Navy sailor in jail for submarine photos pleads for mercy from Trump

    01/24/2017 8:37:17 PM PST · by usafa92 · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/24/2017 | Elizabeth Llorente
    A former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos inside a submarine has sought a pardon from President Donald Trump, who, as a candidate, often cited his case as unjust. Supporters of Kristian Saucier, 29, say the one-year sentence he drew last summer was overly harsh in light of treatment afforded former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her illegal private email server, and former President Obama’s granting of clemency to Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who leaked classified information. Saucier's attorney, Ronald Daigle, told Fox News that he met with Trump's national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, about Petty Officer...
  • 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.
  • Bergdahl Lawyers Shift Tactics With Presidential Change

    01/22/2017 6:22:21 PM PST · by digger48 · 28 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aleister
    After no pardon from Obama, claim of no possibility for fair trial under Trump. Military deserter Bowe Bergdahl was hoping for a pardon from President Obama which never came. Now that President Trump has taken office, Bergdahl’s lawyers are claiming he can’t be guaranteed a fair trial due to Trump’s prior criticism of him. The Hill reports: Bergdahl lawyers press for dismissal after Trump inauguration Lawyers for former prisoner of war and Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made good on their promise to call for his case to be dismissed based on President Trump’s campaign comments against him, filing a motion...
  • Petition Launched Asking Congress to Return Dr. Terry Lakin to the Army

    01/22/2017 1:26:11 PM PST · by elengr · 14 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | Jan 21, 2017 | Sharon Rondeau
    The White House petition: The former Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin was a highly-decorated Army flight surgeon who questioned whether or not the orders he received from Obama were legitimate. Court-martialed, imprisoned, expelled from the Army and denied pay, pension and benefits, Terry was merely following his officer's oath and constitutional duty. It is an outrage that this was allowed to happen. Obama refused to answer Terry's letter and ended up producing a forged birth certificate. Terry who was a medical doctor is a valuable asset to the American military and the fact that his military chain of command and his...
  • 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...
  • Mexico extradites drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman to US

    01/19/2017 4:55:47 PM PST · by scooby321 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/19/17 | Fox News
    The U.S. Justice Department issued a statement confirming that Guzman was en route to the United States and expressed gratitude to Mexico for its cooperation.
  • Oscar Lopez-Rivera Did Not Deserve a Pardon

    01/18/2017 6:40:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/18/2017 | Ronald Kolb
    As Barack Obama begins the last week of his presidency, speculation about potential candidates for an eleventh-hour presidential pardon has inevitably heated up. And one name that has been bandied about should send a particularly unpleasant chill down the spines of law-abiding Americans everywhere: Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Lopez-Rivera has been in federal prison since 1981, after he was convicted of seditious conspiracy and arms trafficking in connection with his leadership of the FALN, the notorious left-wing terrorist group that perpetrated more than 130 attacks on U.S. soil from the mid 1970s through the mid 1980s, killing six and wounding many more....
  • Sec Gates Tries To Whitewash Reasons Gen. Hoss Cartwright Passed Over To Be Chairman of JCS

    06/08/2011 10:03:14 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 9 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 06-05-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    GATES TRIES TO WHITEWASH TRUTH AS TO WHY "HOSS" CARTWRIGHT PASSED OVER FOR CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF JOB "OBAMA'S FAVORITE GENERAL" NO MORE - ALL THAT "SUCKING UP" TO HUSSEIN AND BIDEN DID NO GOOD - ARMY'S GEN. MARTIN DEMPSEY GETS KEY POSITION - SECRETARY OF DEFENSE REFUSES TO DISCUSS CARTWRIGHT'S ALLEGED "WOMANIZING" - IG PROBE - ALCOHOLIC FEMALE AIDE SEEN DRUNK AND PASSED OUT ON HOSS'S BED DURING OFFICIAL VISIT OVERSEAS © 2011 MilitaryCorruption.com Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Nazi wartime propaganda chief, once said: "Tell a lie often enough, and people will believe it." Well, we are not...
  • Will John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton on January 20th? He can.

    01/17/2017 9:36:46 PM PST · by Pilsner · 84 replies
    January 17, 2017 | Pilsner
    How could John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton? After all, it is the President of the United States, not the Secretary of State, who is empowered by the Constitution “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” Art. II, Section 2, United States Constitution. Secretary of State John Kerry will not be President of the United States on Friday, so how could he pardon Hillary Clinton? The incumbent President’s term expires, and Donald Trump’s Presidency begins, at noon, on January 20th. XXth Amendment, Section 1, United States Constitution. But Donald Trump will not...
  • Frank Connor, Forever 33

    07/12/2016 8:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Joe Connor
    As we watch America devolve into the same racially charged, anti-police violence we endured in the late '60s, through the '70s and into the early ‘80s, our father Frank Connor, forever 33, would turn 75 years old today, July 12. Thirty three year old Frank Connor and 3 others were murdered while scores were maimed on January 24, 1975 when the Marxist, Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN blew up historic Fraunces Tavern during a crowded lunchtime profiling, targeting and executing "reactionary corporate executives."  We were to celebrate my recent 9th and brother's 11th birthdays that very night.  Instead his mother's, wife's and the lives of...
  • Justice Dept. targets general in leak probe

    06/27/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2013 | By Greg Miller, Sari Horwitz
    A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nation’s second-ranking military officer is a target of a Justice Department investigation into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program, a senior Obama administration official said. Retired Gen. James E. “Hoss” Cartwright served as deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was part of President Obama’s inner circle on a range of critical national security issues before he retired in 2011. The administration official said that Cartwright is suspected of revealing information about a highly classified effort to use a computer virus...
  • Hillary’s Pardon – Will He or Won’t He? CNN Indicators Point to “YES”!…

    01/13/2017 8:24:30 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 101 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Sundance
    Will President Obama pardon Hillary Clinton before he leaves office? A question curiously non-discussed in the media. However, when you accept that CNN’s broadcasted narratives, ie. the preferred positions of the U.S. Department of State, are generally good predictors of the political forecast, all signs point to yes.
  • Hillary’s Pardon – Will He or Won’t He? CNN Indicators Point to “YES”

    01/13/2017 12:34:40 AM PST · by detective · 155 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sundance
    Will President Obama pardon Hillary Clinton before he leaves office?  A question curiously non-discussed in the media. However, when you accept that CNN’s broadcasted narratives, ie. the preferred positions of the U.S. Department of State, are generally good predictors of the political forecast, all signs point to yes.
  • Obama is seriously considering a pardon for Chelsea Manning (Actually Bradley Manning)

    01/11/2017 8:34:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/11/2017 | Paul Szoldra
    President Barack Obama is seriously considering a pardon for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, according to a new report from NBC News. Manning was convicted of violations of the Espionage Act and other charges in July 2013 after he stole nearly a million secret documents while working as an intelligence analyst, later giving them to WikiLeaks. The files detailed operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and revealed secret diplomatic cables, some of which were highly embarrassing to the US. A Justice Department source told NBC News that Manning was on the president's "short list" for commutations. The 29-year-old is currently...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Geraldine Ferraro's son pardoned for 1988 cocaine conviction

    12/31/2016 5:17:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 1:50 PM EST
    … John Zaccaro Jr. was a Middlebury College student when he was arrested in 1986 and accused of selling $25 worth of cocaine to an undercover state police officer. He was convicted in 1988 and served four months under house arrest. At the time, Ferraro accused prosecutors of unfairly targeting her son because of her high profile after becoming the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. Outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, pardoned Zaccaro and nine others Saturday. …
  • Hillary Negotiating Secret Pardon With Obama’s White House Counsel

    12/29/2016 7:10:24 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 136 replies
    True Pundit ^ | December 27, 2016
    Hillary and Bill Clinton are secretly negotiating framework for a potential pardon from President Barack Obama that would spare Hillary from looming criminal indictments, according to Justice Department sources. But there’s a catch, as there often is when it comes to legal proceedings and the Clinton family. Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel to the President who oversees and approves all presidential pardons and commutations, was previously employed by President Bill Clinton’s White House as a key lawyer to the former president and Hillary Clinton. Also, Eggleston has previously represented Cheryl Mills, a key Hillary attorney believed to be involved in...
  • Pardon the interruption: Clinton allegation may force Obama to act; Clinton to admit

    12/27/2016 12:14:32 PM PST · by McGruff · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 27, 2016 | David Weisberg
    Executive orders barring offshore drilling in most U.S. Arctic waters; an abstention at the U.N. permitting the Security Council to declare all Israeli settlement activity to be illegal and an obstacle to peace; the possibility of further action at the U.N. to formalize the administration’s comprehensive vision of a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict—Pres. Obama is sprinting, not jogging, to the finish-line. In dashing through his last few weeks in office, will one of Pres. Obama’s final acts be to pardon Hillary Clinton for any violations of federal law she might have committed while she was secretary of state?
  • Bergdahl awaits another gift from President Obama

    12/20/2016 7:36:47 AM PST · by luke1825 · 28 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 12/21 | peter lucas
    Who would have thought that Bowe Bergdahl would score a presidential pardon before Hillary Clinton? Not that President Barack Obama has pardoned either one -- at least not yet. But Christmas is coming. So don't be surprised if Obama lets Sgt. Bergdahl walk instead of having him stand trial, as scheduled, for desertion and misbehavior in the face of the enemy. U.S. Army Sgt. Bergdahl endangered his fellow soldiers when he walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, leaving his weapon and body armor behind, and walked into the arms of the Taliban.
  • Obama pardons 78, shortens the sentence for 153

    12/19/2016 9:46:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 5:10 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentence of 153 others convicted of federal crimes, the greatest number of individual clemencies in a single day by any president, the White House said Monday. Obama has been granting commutations at rapid-fire pace in his final months in office, but he has focused primarily on shortening sentences of those convicted of drug offenses rather than giving pardons. A pardon amounts to forgiveness of a crime that removes restrictions on the right to vote, hold state or local office, or sit on a jury. The pardon also lessens the stigma...
  • Why Donald Trump Should Pardon Hillary Clinton: It will drive her insane.

    12/17/2016 6:47:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 17, 2016 | Michael Graham
    The latest Fox News poll shows 68 percent of Americans say President Obama should not pardon Hillary Clinton on his way out of the White House, and I agree. Donald Trump should do it. One his very first day, with his very first pen, President Trump should sign his very first presidential proclamation: “We must put the politics of the past aside and unify our country. Therefore, for the many, many crimes and misdeeds she committed while Secretary of State, I hereby pardon Hillary Rodham Clinton." The left will never forgive him. It's counterintuitive, I know. According to the poll,...
  • Voters oppose Clinton pardon by 3-1 margin

    12/16/2016 5:16:27 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 15, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    More than two-thirds of registered voters do not want President Obama to pardon Hillary Clinton before he leaves office next month, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday evening. The poll said 68 percent of respondents who were asked from Dec. 11-13 say the Democratic president should not forgive his former secretary of state for potential crimes she may have committed in connection with the Clinton Foundation or by using a private email server in her residence. Less than one-quarter of voters, 23 percent, want Obama to help the unsuccessful 2016 Democratic nominee before President-elect Trump takes office.
  • The Pardon Sweepstakes: Who will Obama Pardon? Enter the contest within with your top 3 picks

    12/09/2016 10:07:18 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    Personal ^ | 9 Dec 16 | Xzins
    Barack Obama has some 42 days or so left as president of the United States. He has made it clear that he will sow as much mayhem as possible between now and his duet with the fat lady, but let us not focus on policy. Let us deal solely with the power of the president to pardon. Why pardons seem to come about at the end of a presidential term is a bit puzzling, let's just accept that they do. So, who will Obama pardon? In order, these are my top 3 picks: 1. Hillary Clinton 2. Bowe Bergdahl 3....
  • 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,...