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  • Federal judge refuses to overturn Trump pardon of Arpaio

    10/05/2017 6:18:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 10/4/2017 | Katherine Davis-Young
    A federal judge on Wednesday upheld President Donald Trump’s pardon earlier this year of 85-year-old former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, rejecting legal challenges by outside groups. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton said that she had considered the petitions filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona and other organizations, including one staffed by lawyers who worked for former Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, but found no legal grounds to overturn the pardon. Bolton did not rule on a request by Arpaio’s attorneys to take the further step of vacating his conviction. Trump, a Republican who has promised to build...
  • Julian Assange Says He Will Provide Evidence Russia Narrative Is False in Exchange for Pardon

    09/28/2017 7:10:43 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 28th, 2017 | By Debra Heine
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has offered to provide evidence that the Russian collusion narrative is false in exchange for a pardon from President Trump. The president, apparently, has not yet gotten the message. On Saturday, President Trump told reporters that he has "never heard" of Assange's offer to make a deal. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told The Daily Caller that Trump is being blocked from knowing about the potential deal with Assange. “I think the president’s answer indicates that there is a wall around him that is being created by people who do not want to expose this fraud that...
  • Dems demand to be part of Arpaio case, say Trump pardon is illegal

    09/27/2017 12:27:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 27, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Arpaio lawyer calls Democrats ‘narcissistic imbeciles’Congressional Democrats escalated the battle over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Wednesday, filing briefs urging a federal judge to ignore President Trump’s pardon and carry out sentencing for the controversial lawman. The Democrats, led by the party’s senior members on the House Judiciary Committee, said Mr. Trump was showing his own contempt for the judiciary by issuing the pardon, and could even be seen to be endorsing Mr. Arpaio’s original behavior that landed him in hot water. Legally, the Democrats said, only courts can be involved in contempt of court cases, and they said by trying...
  • Congressman Chats With WH About Potential Assange Pardon

    09/16/2017 5:27:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher spoke to White House chief of staff John Kelly Wednesday about a potential deal with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in exchange for info that exonerates Russia of hacking allegations, according to a Friday report from The Wall Street Journal. The Daily Caller first reported that Rohrabacher met with Assange in mid-August. Rohrabacher later spoke to TheDC and said that Assange could potentially be pardoned for “information that will be of dramatic importance to the United States.” Assange has been in asylum since 2012 in the Ecuadorian embassy in London following sexual assault charges in Sweden...
  • Arpaio isn’t a progressive’s kind of lawbreaker to pardon

    09/08/2017 5:37:01 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 5 replies
    lowell sun ^ | sept 9 | Peter lucas
    It’s too bad that Joe Arpaio wasn’t a terrorist, tax cheat, traitor or a drug dealer. Were he one of those, President Donald Trump’s pardon of the former Arizona sheriff would have been cheered and accepted rather than jeered and contested by Democrats, leftists and assorted establishment Republicans
  • Gutierrez Unhinged After DACA Repeal: WH Chief Kelly ‘Disgrace to Uniform,

    09/06/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2017 | Tony Lee
    FULL TITLE: Gutierrez Unhinged After DACA Repeal: WH Chief Kelly ‘Disgrace to Uniform,’ Trump Endorsing ‘White Supremacy’ Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), one of the most vocal pro-amnesty voices in Congress, claimed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration is essentially endorsing “white supremacy” by winding down former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty. He also blasted White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as a “hypocrite who is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear” who “should be drummed out of the White House along with the white supremacists.” “This Administration is on...
  • Gov. Chris Christie took swipes at both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz this morning

    08/30/2017 10:17:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 30, 2017 | Sara Gonzales
    Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, Republican Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) came out swinging Wednesday, publicly criticizing two members of his own party: President Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. During Christie’s rounds on cable news early Wednesday morning, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked the governor whether he agreed with Trump’s decision last week to pardon former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of federal criminal contempt after disobeying a court order to stop targeting Latinos in his illegal alien sweeps. “My understanding has always been that one of the prerequisites you look...
  • "Let Me Tell You Who Obama Pardoned" Trump Destroys Reporter Over Joe Arpaio Pardon

    08/28/2017 4:24:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 163 replies ^ | 8/28/17
    "Let Me Tell You Who Obama Pardoned" Trump Destroys Reporter Over Joe Arpaio Pardon
  • Joe Arpaio's Pardon Did Not Go Through The Justice Department. It Didn't Have To.

    08/28/2017 11:38:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 25, 2017 | Zoe Tillman
    The US Department of Justice's pardon office did not review former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's pardon, a DOJ official confirmed to BuzzFeed News late Friday. It didn't have to. The US Constitution gives the president broad power to issue pardons and commute sentences, and there is no law requiring the president to consult with the Justice Department. President Trump is not the first president to issue a pardon that didn't go through DOJ ...
  • Why Donald Trump Pardoned Joe Arpaio [from attorney who worked on the case]

    08/28/2017 6:47:07 AM PDT · by Moseley · 18 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | August 28, 2017 | Jonathon A Moseley
    "The President shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment." Why did President Donald Trump pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, late Friday night? The greatest weakness of conservatives is that we are poor at explaining. A President would be wise to always release a full explanation every time he issues a pardon. Sheriff Joe announced that he will be explaining the case against him—”a political witch hunt by holdovers in the Obama Justice Department” this coming week. But first Arpaio wants to check with his attorneys...
  • POLL: How do you feel about President Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    08/27/2017 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 58 replies
    How do you feel about President Trump pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio? It was wrong and President Trump should be impeached for it. It was a political end to a political prosecution. I'm not sure.
  • Senator Claims Trump's Pardon Violates the Oath of Office (unhinged)

    08/27/2017 1:36:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies ^ | August 27, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wasn't just against President Donald Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio--he went as far as to say that the pardon was a violation of the Oath of Office. On Twitter, Wyden said that pardoning Arpaio sent a message that as long as a person supports Trump, they will be permitted to break the law. Follow Ron Wyden âś”@RonWyden The Arpaio pardon says, if you are a law-enforcement official who supports Trump, break the law & he'll protect you. 6:35 AM - Aug 26, 2017 Follow Ron Wyden âś”@RonWyden This strikes at the heart of...
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Criticizes Donald Trump’s Pardon for Joe Arpaio

    08/26/2017 5:50:39 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 124 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2017 5:12 p.m. ET | Peter Nicholas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump for pardoning a former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to object to the move. “The speaker does not agree with the decision,” said Ryan spokesman Doug Andres. “Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.” The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about Mr. Ryan’s statement. On Friday, the White House announced that the president had pardoned Mr. Arpaio, known as...
  • Trump's pardon of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the right (and courageous) thing to do

    08/27/2017 11:48:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | August 26,2017 | James J. Fotis
    President Trump stood up for justice and for enforcement of our immigration laws when he courageously granted a pardon Friday to Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Despite knowing he would face criticism, the president did what was right. Arpaio was convicted by a federal judge in July of criminal contempt after being charged with violating a court order that attempted to prevent suspected illegal immigrants from being targeted by the sheriff’s traffic patrols. The sheriff acknowledged continuing the patrols, but said that targeting was not the focus. Arpaio’s conviction arose out of a lawsuit wrongfully accusing...
  • WaPo: The year I spent in Joe Arpaio's tent jail was hell. He should never walk free.

    08/27/2017 3:03:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2017 | Francisco Chairez
    I was born in Mexico, grew up in Tijuana, and moved to Arizona when I was 14. I went to high school in a small town called Holbrook, then went to Phoenix to go to Arizona State University. By that time, roughly 2012, Joe Arpaio's vicious anti-Latino tactics had already raised racial tensions in Maricopa County, where he was sheriff. At the time, Arpaio was infamous among my community for his "sweeps." He would send police into restaurants, hotels or anywhere else he suspected undocumented people might be working and would arrest those who couldn't produce IDs. People lived in...
  • Bharara accuses Trump pardon of violating DOJ guidelines

    08/26/2017 2:30:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 26, 2017 | Julia Manchester
    Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara criticized President Trump's decision to pardon the controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, saying on Twitter that it was "contrary" to the Justice Department's standards for issuing pardons. "This pardon is contrary to DOJ guidelines, unsurprisingly. Pure politics. Wonder what the pardon attorney's official recommendation was," Bharara tweeted.....
  • 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...
  • As The Left Complains About Trump’s Pardon Of Arpaio,They Condoned Obama’s Pardoning Of Terrorists

    08/26/2017 1:27:35 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio on Friday, despite the cries from the Left. He knew it was the right thing to do, and as President of the United States he had that power. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the good guys, but he was convicted of criminal contempt related to his tough tactics of going after undocumented immigrants. Of course, Arpaio was a vocal proponent of President Trump’s candidacy, as Trump ran on the same aggressive stance on border security and deportations. America has been invaded by illegal immigrants, and the majority of them are young men....
  • McCain, others slam Trump over Arpaio pardon

    08/26/2017 10:45:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 79 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/26/2017 | Kathleen Elkins
    President Donald Trump is under fire for pardoning the former Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday. Arpaio, 85, who served as sheriff of Maricopa County for 24 years, was convicted of criminal contempt of court for defying a judge's orders that he stop arresting immigrants on the suspicion that they were in the U.S. illegally. Trump announced the pardon Friday night, just as the Texas Gulf Coast was bracing for impact from Category 4 Hurricane Harvey. The president, whose approval rating is at historic lows, was quickly criticized on Twitter by Democrats in Congress. Sally Yates, the former acting attorney...
  • Blast from the past: Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive Marc Rich continues to pay big

    08/26/2017 11:20:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 17, 2016 | 6:00am | y Peter Schweizer
    Fifteen years ago this month, on Jan. 20, 2001, his last day in office, Bill Clinton issued a pardon for international fugitive Marc Rich. It would become perhaps the most condemned official act of Clinton’s political career. A New York Times editorial called it “a shocking abuse of presidential power.” The usually Clinton-friendly New Republic noted it “is often mentioned as Exhibit A of Clintonian sliminess.” ... Marc Rich was wanted for a list of charges going back decades. He had traded illegally with America’s enemies including Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran, where he bought about $200 million worth of oil while...