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  • DOJ Corruption Has Roots in Chicago

    07/10/2023 9:16:09 PM PDT · by texas booster · 18 replies
    The Chicago Contrarian ^ | June 28 2023 | Martin Prieb
    Many find it shocking the Department of Justice (DOJ) could be capable of ginning up false allegations against a former president in a previous election and would again do the same prior to the 2024 election. This shock, however, is a mark of just how drastically conservatives have failed to recognize the long decline of the DOJ and its ultimate transformation into a political subsidiary of a radicalized Democratic Party. Conservatives would do well to observe seminal moments that have led the country’s top law enforcement entity to its present dire state. In that review, all roads ultimately lead back...
  • DOJ Pokes Another Stick in Trump's Eye - It Will Retry a Man Donald Trump Granted Clemency To

    08/15/2022 11:21:28 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies ^ | August 13, 2022 | Jim Thompson
    The raid on Trump’s home last Monday was the high water mark of Merrick Garland’s politicization of the Department of Justice. That act of weaponizing the DOJ was shocking in that it violated accepted norms. Serving a search warrant and using the FBI as its enforcers were entirely unnecessary. A subpoena or even a phone would have sufficed, but a subpoena or a phone doesn’t send a “we can do whatever we want” message. A 9-hour-long rummage through desks, sock drawers, and Melania Trump’s closet do. Merrick Garland and his Justice Department aren’t done poking Trump in the eye. The...
  • 11 sets of classified documents, 'top secret' files, Roger Stone's clemency order and 'information on the President of France': What FBI agents found at Mar-a-Lago, according to the search warrant

    08/12/2022 4:50:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 12, 2022 | Rob Crilly,
    A 'receipt for property' written by FBI agents who searched Donald Trump's Florida home reveals that they carted away 11 sets of classified documents, photographs and other files marked 'top secret' among boxes of items. The receipt and the search warrant, obtained by on Friday afternoon, offer further insight into the unprecedented raid on a former president's home. In all, FBI agents took 27 boxes of documents. In addition, they list an 'Executive Grant of Clemency: Re Roger Jason Stone Jr' - a former Trump adviser who was pardoned in the last days of Trump's presidency - 'info re:...
  • Oregon’s progressive Gov. Brown's clemency push comes amid spike in violent crime

    01/26/2022 6:53:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    FOX ^ | January 26, 2022 | Michael Ruiz
    With violent crime on the rise in big cities around the country, Oregon’s progressive governor is pioneering the power of executive clemency, prompting an outcry from prosecutors in her state charged with putting dangerous criminals behind bars. "This is the massive release of violent criminals through a process, which violates the legal requirements of law," said Kevin Mannix, the president of Common Sense for Oregon and the lawyer whose firm is bringing a lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown on behalf of two district attorneys and the families of three murder victims. In Portland, Oregon’s largest city, police statistics show 85...
  • DAs rebuke Polis over I-70 trucker’s sentence reduction. ( Colorado )

    01/26/2022 10:33:34 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    KDVR ^ | Jan 25, 2022 | Lanie Lee Cook
    Colorado district attorneys warned the governor that he set a "troubling precedent" when he intervened in the Rogel Aguilera-Mederos case. District attorneys warned Gov. Jared Polis that he created “a troubling precedent” in commuting Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ prison sentence while the case was still pending, saying the act weakened public trust in the law. In a letter to Polis, District Attorneys Michael Dougherty and Daniel Rubenstein — a Democrat and a Republican, respectively — agreed that the 110-year sentence in the deadly interstate crash “was too severe.” But they stressed that by commuting the sentence to 10 years before a judge...
  • Truck driver's sentence reduced from 110 years to 10 by Colorado governor in fatal crash

    12/30/2021 5:44:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    nbc ^ | Doha Madani
    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday commuted the prison term of a truck driver who was sentenced to 110 years after a fatal accident in 2019, reducing the sentence to 10 years. The man, Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, killed four people on April 25, 2019, after, he said, his brakes failed on the downhill grade on Interstate 70 eastbound outside Denver. Prosecutors argued that Aguilera-Mederos acted recklessly and made a series of poor decisions before the wreck
  • Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones' life

    11/18/2021 12:04:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 18/11/21 | Sean Murphy
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt used his authority to spare the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. Stitt commuted the 41-year-old Jones’ death sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. He had been scheduled for execution at 4 p.m. “After prayerful consideration and reviewing materials presented by all sides of this case, I have determined to commute Julius Jones’ sentence to life imprisonment without the possibility...
  • Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor (Gov. Ray Blanton TN-D)

    06/09/2021 5:20:20 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | June 9, 2021 | KIMBERLEE KRUESI , Associated Press
    A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The new details revealed for the first time Wednesday have elements that ring of a movie: a trusted ally of union boss Jimmy Hoffa gunned down after testifying about a corrupt governor selling prison pardons and a gunman who donned a wig and blackface to throw authorities off the scent. Investigators in Hamilton County, which encompasses Chattanooga, have been chipping away at the 42-year-old cold case of Samuel Pettyjohn since...
  • On 4/20, pot prisoners ask Biden to honor campaign pledge and free them

    04/20/2021 7:21:26 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 20, 2021
    WASHINGTON — As marijuana users celebrate 4/20 on Tuesday, jailed pot dealers are pleading with President Biden to honor his campaign promise to release “everyone” in prison for marijuana. The White House is involved in initial talks about a new clemency initiative. But advocates want to keep up the pressure on Biden — noting he is directly responsible for jailing many drug dealers, including with the 1994 crime law he authored as a senator. Biden recanted his “lock ’em up” stance and said in 2019: “I think we should decriminalize marijuana, period. And I think everyone – anyone who has...
  • President Trump Has Granted Clemency Less Than Every President In Modern History Bar One

    12/24/2020 8:21:31 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies
    The Daily Handle | 12-24-2020 | Tyler Durden
    President Trump Has Granted Clemency Less Than Every President In Modern History Bar OneWell this is going to break the mainstream media narrative… As Trump has pardoned some relatively high profile individuals such as Roger Stone, General Mike Flynn, and Paul Manafort, the liberalati has got its gender-neutral panties in a bundle over these “digusting”, “corrupt”, “cronyism” actions. It turns out however that, even including the recent surge, PewResearch reports that Trump has used his clemency power less often than any president in modern history (apart from Bush Senior), according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice.President Trump has...
  • How US Presidents Rank For Clemency

    11/28/2020 8:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Dawson County Journal ^ | 11/28/2020 | Tyler Durden
    President Trump has granted a pardon to his former national security advisor Michael Flynn in a rare act of clemency. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian officials and he was fired after just 23 days on the job.However, despite the media uproar over Trump's actions with Flynn, Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that throughout his time in the White House, Trump has used pardons, commutations and other forms of leniency less frequently than other presidents, particularly his direct predecessor.You will find more infographics at StatistaAs one of the final acts of his eight years in...
  • Turkeys, Corn and Cob, expected to be first in slew of final Trump pardons

    11/24/2020 8:04:36 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov. 24, 2020
    People close to the White House believe President Trump may pardon humans in addition to turkeys this holiday season — with one advocate saying they expect Trump to close out his term with a bang as the “most merciful” president in history. Trump will “pardon” gobblers named Corn and Cob in an annual tradition at the White House on Tuesday, but in a potential twist, allies and reform advocates are anticipating more serious reprieves in the coming weeks. “President Trump has moved mountains since taking office and I’m certain he’s not done yet,” said Amy Povah, a clemency advocate and...
  • Trump grants clemency to former Gary, Indiana boxer Charles ‘Duke’ Tanner imprisoned for drug crimes

    10/25/2020 2:14:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/25/2020 | MEREDITH COLIAS-PETE
    An ex-Gary boxer serving a 30-year sentence on federal drug and conspiracy convictions was granted clemency Wednesday by President Donald Trump. Charles “Duke” Tanner, 40, was released Wednesday from a Pennsylvania prison, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His original release date was Oct. 20, 2030. He had lobbied unsuccessfully for years to cut his drug sentence short. Tanner said Thursday he found out he was getting released after the prison’s 4 p.m. stand up count Wednesday. After his release, he was taken to a hotel room. Friends later picked him up. "They came to my cell and said,...
  • Trump Grants Clemency to Man Locked Up under Biden's 1994 Crime Bill

    10/22/2020 1:08:29 PM PDT · by RandFan · 24 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 22 | Ivanka Trump
    @IvankaTrumpYesterday @realDonaldTrump granted Duke Tanner clemency after 16 years in prison. Duke was sentenced to life in prison for a 1st time, non-violent crime because of Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill. We pray that you will do much good with your second chance Duke! God Bless!
  • Chelsea Handler Humiliated for Falsely Suggesting Trump Only Exonerates White People

    02/19/2020 9:29:27 PM PST · by Arones · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Feb 2020 | David Ng
    Comedian Chelsea Handler was hammered after she falsely suggested that President Donald Trump only exonerates or pardons white people. Handler got dragged on social media by commenters who pointed out that among the people President Trump chose this week for clemency are Angela Stanton-King, Tynice Nichole Hall, and Crystal Munoz — who are black and Native American. Two years ago, President Trump also granted clemency to Alice Johnson, who is black. President Trump enacted clemency actions on Tuesday for 11 individuals who served time for a range of crimes including drug-related offenses and white-collar fraud.
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency

    02/19/2020 8:55:25 AM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | Feb 18, 2020 | White House Press Secretary
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency granting Full Pardons to the following individuals: Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Michael Milken, Ariel Friedler, Bernard Kerik, Paul Pogue, David Safavian, and Angela Stanton. In addition, President Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency granting commutations to Rod Blagojevich, Tynice Nichole Hall, Crystal Munoz, and Judith Negron. Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is a successful businessman, real estate developer, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During the 23 years that he owned the San Francisco 49ers, the team won an unprecedented 13 division titles and 5 Super Bowl Championships. In 1998,...
  • Trump Grants Clemency to Three U.S. Service Members (Jailed For killing terrorists)

    11/18/2019 10:31:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/18/2019 | Ari Lieberman
    President Donald Trump granted clemency to three members of the United States military – two army officers and a Navy SEAL. The three – Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, former Green Beret, Maj. Matt Golsteyn, and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher – received full pardons over the weekend. Maj. Golsteyn had been accused of murdering an unarmed Taliban bomb-maker. He believed that the terrorist would kill again if released; not an unreasonable assumption given the recidivist rate among released terrorists. An initial Army probe found insufficient evidence to bring charges but a second probe, opened six years later, found sufficient...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary (Gallagher & Executive Clemency military for Golsteyn, Lorance)

    11/15/2019 9:34:08 PM PST · by ransomnote · 23 replies ^ | 11/15/19 | Whitehouse
    Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him. In early July 2012, only days after Lieutenant Lorance had taken command of his platoon in one of the most dangerous battle zones in Afghanistan, a motorcycle with three...
  • GOOD NEWS! US War Hero – Sgt. Derrick Miller – To Be Released from Leavenworth

    03/21/2019 2:24:34 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 237 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 20, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    For several years The Gateway Pundit has reported on the plight of Sgt. Derrick Miller who sits in prison for life in Leavenworth, Kansas. Today we are pleased to announce that Sgt. Miller will soon be released from prison! U.S. Army National Guardsman Sgt. Derrick Miller... from Hagerstown, Maryland, was convicted in July of 2011 for the pre-meditated murder of an Afghan man in 2010. Sgt. Miller shot and killed an Afghan civilian following the civilian attempting to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon during a period of intense questioning. The Afghan civilian was a suspected insurgent that was walking through Sgt....
  • Prisoners hope Trump will pardon humans alongside Thanksgiving turkeys

    11/20/2018 5:14:47 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 20, 2018
    When President Trump "pardons" a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys on Tuesday, prisoners will be watching and hoping that Trump breaks with tradition and frees human beings alongside lucky birds. This year, optimism is fueled by signs that the White House and Justice Department are processing clemency requests, as Trump denounces perceived unfairness in criminal sentencing and vows to release more inmates. Last week, Trump endorsed legislation that would reduce some drug-crime penalties, after saying in October that "a lot of people" are jailed for "no reason," and that he was "actively looking" for inmates to release.