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  • Trump: Fox's Napolitano asked me to pardon his friend, put him on Supreme Court

    04/27/2019 9:06:02 PM PDT · by be-baw · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2019 | John Bowden
    President Trump tweeted Saturday that Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano met with him and urged the president to nominate Napolitano to the Supreme Court, as well as grant a pardon to one of the judge's friends. Napolitano, a former superior court judge in New Jersey, currently works as a legal analyst for Fox News. In a pair of tweets Saturday evening following his campaign rally in Green Bay, the president accused the commentator of becoming "very hostile" after Trump supposedly turned him down for the nation's highest court. "Thank you to brilliant and highly respected attorney Alan Dershowitz for destroying...
  • He Went to Prison for Killing a Taliban Terrorist, Now He's Seeking a Presidential Pardon

    06/19/2019 2:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2019 | Micah Rate
    After being confined in the Fort Leavenworth military prison for eight years, Sergeant Derrick Miller is out on parole and trying to put his life back together. In July 2011, Sgt. Miller was convicted of premeditated murder for the death of an Afghan during his third deployment with the U.S. National Guard. But the circumstances that led Sgt. Miller to join the military and got him to this point, are a story in and of themselves. "Initially, I had been working in construction for probably about six or seven years. I'd been doing carpentry and had my own crew. We...
  • Lawyer for Navy SEAL accused of war crimes also works for Trump Organization

    05/24/2019 10:59:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2019 | Zachary Cohen
    An attorney for Navy SEAL chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher also represents the Trump Organization, CNN has learned, just days after reports surfaced indicating the President is considering pardoning Gallagher of charges that could constitute war crimes. Gallagher faces a slew of accusations connected to violations of military law while he was deployed to the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2017, including premeditated murder in the stabbing death of an injured person in Iraq. He has pleaded not guilty. Trump Organization lawyer Marc Mukasey started working on the case in recent months, according to sources familiar with the situation.
  • Trump expected to pardon Navy SEAL accused of war crimes

    05/18/2019 8:29:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2019 | Post Staff Report
    President Trump is preparing to pardon Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and other members of armed forces accused of war crimes, according to a published report. In a sign he is considering making the pardons on or around Memorial Day, Trump asked the Justice Department to prepare the requisite paperwork, the New York Times reported Saturday. Gallagher, a special operations officer, is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly stabbing a wounded prisoner of war to death in Iraq and shooting unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. Trump recently ordered him transferred to a “less restrictive” prison. Republican lawmakers had called for Gallagher...
  • Trump pardons ex-Army lieutenant convicted of killing suspected Al Qaeda terrorist in 2009

    05/06/2019 8:58:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    President Trump has pardoned a former Army lieutenant who was convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner suspected of being an Al Qaeda terrorist, the White House announced Monday evening. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders cited "broad support" for Michael Behenna, of Edmond, Okla., "from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public" -- including 37 generals and admirals, along with a former Pentagon inspector general -- as the reason for Trump's clemency grant. Sanders also said Behenna had been a "model prisoner" while serving his sentence. "In light of these facts, Mr. Behenna is entirely deserving of...
  • Trump pardons ex-soldier convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner

    05/06/2019 5:47:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2019 | Brandon Conradis, Zack Budryk
    President Trump on Monday signed an executive clemency granting a full pardon to a former Army first lieutenant convicted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner. The White House released a statement announcing Trump's decision to pardon Michael Behenna, who was sentenced in 2009 to 15 years for shooting and killing Ali Mansur Mohamed. The move comes after repeated requests from Oklahoma's attorney general for Trump to pardon Behenna. "Mr. Behenna’s case has attracted broad support from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public," the White House said, noting that more than two-dozen generals and admirals, as well as numerous Oklahoma...
  • After Mueller Time, Should It Become Pardon Time?

    03/26/2019 7:00:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    When it’s time to relax, one power stands clear … Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation and found no collusion with Russia, but there is still a significant amount of collateral damage from the probe. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates got convicted of crimes that took place well before the campaign, but others have fallen into process crimes from the probe itself.Donald Trump could clean up that damage by issuing pardons for associates like Michael Flynn, the Washington Post points out. Of course, he could do himself a lot of damage by issuing those pardons, too: Now that special...
  • General Flynn Needs To Be Pardon And Given A Position In Trump Admin

    03/24/2019 6:59:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    03/24/19
    This hoax ruined a hero, a veteran, a leader who made administrative mistakes and was baited into misleading political activist FBI and DOJ officials. President Trump I call on you to pardon this hero right now. Get General Flynn back into your administration where you can count on him to have integrity, loyalty and most of all to help you MAGA. General Flynn I salute you sir and apologize that our nation has become so corrupt and disgusting that our leaders are perfectly ok with destroying anyone even to the point of outright conspiracy to maintain their power. I am...
  • California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14

    12/14/2018 8:33:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Paul Elias
    In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old Cambodian refugee who killed a woman when he was 14 years old. The court gave no reason for the rejection, but earlier noted it only had the authority to do so in the case of an “abuse of power.”Brown’s pardon would have effectively stopped Borey Ai’s deportation to Cambodia, a nation where his mother was born but he has never seen. The governor in the last 10 months has pardoned seven ex-convicts who otherwise faced the threat of deportation...
  • Philip Zodhiates Deserves Better - A Martyr Against Hedonism

    12/05/2018 12:28:51 AM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 16 replies
    12/05/2018 | Yomin Postelnik
    Phil Zodhiates has been a friend and mentor to many conservative non-profits throughout America. It was he who helped make Col. Allen West's election to Congress in 2010 possible, as was the case with many other conservative candidates. Phil saved a child from terrible abuse and gave a ride to the child's mother from Virginia to Buffalo, NY. For this he has been ordered to report to federal prison tomorrow, with a three year sentence. May G-d Almighty make a miracle for him and free him. The entire story is sickening. It is also a prime example of how hedonism...
  • Plucked from the runway! Melania Trump dons a $9,400 Dior coat for the Thanksgiving turkey(TR)

    11/20/2018 6:19:26 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 November 2018 | ERICA TEMPESTA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    <p>Melania Trump kept warm in a $9,400 Dior coat while attending the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning at the White House on Tuesday.</p> <p>The statement piece from the fashion house's Pre-Fall 2018/Winter 2019 collection features a red, black, and white geometric pattern.</p>
  • Reality Winner will ask Trump to reverse her ‘so unfair’ prison sentence

    09/01/2018 7:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 31, 2018 | Johnny Edwards
    When her mother told her that President Donald Trump had tweeted about her case, Reality Winner braced for the worst. After all, ever since her arrest for leaking a top-secret document, strangers on the internet have called her a traitor, mocked her name and gloated over her legal predicament. But Trump didn’t gloat and he didn’t mock, at least not her. The day after a federal judge handed her a record-setting prison sentence, Winner heard her mother read the president’s words through a phone receiver at the Lincoln County jail, where she’s been incarcerated for more than a year. “Gee,...
  • Aides expect Trump to go rogue on Manafort pardon

    08/24/2018 10:06:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 24, 2018 | Nancy Cook
    President Donald Trump’s lawyers and a cadre of informal White House advisers claim they’ve convinced him not to pardon Paul Manafort — but White House officials expect the president to do it anyway. The president’s characterization of his former campaign chairman as a victim and “brave man” is being read by aides as a signal that Trump wants to use his unilateral authority to issue pardons to absolve Manafort, according to eight current and former administration officials and outside advisers. “Trump is setting it up. He’s referring to the investigation as a ‘witch hunt’ and saying this never would have...
  • Republicans warn Trump against Manafort pardon

    08/22/2018 3:39:05 PM PDT · by detective · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Senate Republicans are warning President Trump that it would be a serious mistake to pardon his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was convicted late Tuesday on an array of fraud charges. “It would be an enormous mistake and misuse of his power to pardon,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a prominent moderate, told reporters. Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (Texas), the second-ranking Senate GOP leader, said that pardoning Manafort “would be a mistake.” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.), the third-ranking member of the GOP leadership, said he is not aware of any mitigating circumstances related to Manafort’s case...
  • Jerry Brown’s clemency: 18 convicted murderers serving life without parole will go free

    08/17/2018 9:39:10 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 54 replies
    SFgate | August 17, 2018 | Pete Fimrite
    Eighteen people serving life without the possibility of parole sentences for murder in California will be set free after Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to commute their sentences. The 18 are among 31 prisoners granted clemency and 36 ex-convicts pardoned by the governor on Friday. ***. Those who won commutations included Kimberly LaBore, who has served 20 years for participating in the slayings of two men in Santa Cruz while she was high on methamphetamines. Among those who had their life-without-parole sentences commuted were Virgil Eugene Holt, who gunned down his supervisor at an Alameda County fast food restaurant in 1989...
  • Dem Rep Lieu: Trump Pardoning Manafort Would Be ‘Grounds For Impeachment’

    08/17/2018 11:23:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/18 | Pam Key
    Thursday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) said it would be “grounds for impeachment” if President Donald Trump pardoned his former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort if he was found guilty in the case currently being deliberated by a jury in Virginia. Lieu said, “I believe pardoning Paul Manafort would be grounds for impeachment. Whether Republicans would act on that, I don’t think they would, which is why this November the voters across America have a chance to change the makeup of Congress and put in a real check and balance by putting in Democrats to control.”
  • Trump pardons ranchers whose case sparked Bundy takeover of Oregon refuge

    07/10/2018 1:07:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 10, 2018 | Elizabeth Landers
    President Donald Trump pardoned two men on Tuesday who were involved in a dispute with federal authorities over federal land usage that sparked the takeover of a wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven Hammond were granted executive grants of clemency by Trump, according to a White House statement. The father-son duo are cattle ranchers and were convicted in 2012 of committing arson on federal lands in Oregon. "Justice is overdue for Dwight and Steven Hammond, both of whom are entirely deserving of these Grants of Executive Clemency," the statement read....
  • Trump Issues Full Pardons To Oregon Ranchers Forced Back Into Prison Under Anti-Terror Law

    07/10/2018 7:50:51 AM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | Michael Bastasch
    President Donald Trump pardoned two Oregon ranchers forced back into prison in 2016 to serve out the rest of the mandatory minimum sentence required under an anti-terrorism law. “The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land,” the White House said in a statement. “The evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted of committing arson on federal land in 2012 under an anti-terrorism...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

    06/13/2018 3:47:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal. “By God’s grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well,” he writes.
  • Trump Asked Kneeling NFL Players Who To Pardon Next And People Are Like 'Issa Trap!' (BET)

    06/09/2018 1:29:13 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 12 replies
    BET ^ | Jun 8, 2018 (stale by a day) | Rachel Herron
    In a bizarre turn of events, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday he wants to ask NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to suggest more people for him to pardon. Before heading to the G-7 summit in Canada, Trump addressed reporters outside the White House. When the topic of pardons arose, Trump surprised many by suggesting he'd take suggestions on who to pardon next from the same NFL players he bashed. AFTER SAYING NO ONE SHOULD REMAIN IN THE LOCKER ROOMS DURING THE PLAYING OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, TRUMP INVITED PLAYERS TO GIVE HIM SUGGESTIONS FOR PARDONS...