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  • Trump says he’ll get jailed pro-lifers ‘back to their families’ on his ‘first day’ in office

    07/02/2024 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | June 29, 2024 | Nancy Flanders
    During a June 22 speech to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, former President Donald Trump said that if elected to the presidency again, he would pardon the pro-life activists currently serving jail time for a sit-in style protest at an infamous late abortion facility in Washington, D.C. As reported by the Catholic News Agency, during his speech, Trump specifically mentioned one of the activists, 75-year-old Paulette Harlow, who was sentenced to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to violate civil rights and violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. Harlow had been on house arrest due...
  • Maryland governor pardons more than 175,000 marijuana convictions, the largest in US history, to give criminals 'a fresh start'

    06/17/2024 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 17, 2024 | Melissa Koenig
    Maryland Gov. Wes Moore has pardoned more than 175,000 marijuana convictions - the largest in the United States - in an effort to give convicts 'a fresh start.' The Democrat declared the move the 'most sweeping state-level pardon in any state,' and said it will help reverse harms caused by the War on Drugs as he signed the order on Monday. It will include more than 150,000 misdemeanor convictions for simple possession and more than 18,000 misdemeanor convictions for use or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, the governor's office says. Some individuals may even have more than one...
  • Joe Biden confirms he will not pardon his son Hunter if convicted

    06/06/2024 4:35:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    Just the News ^ | June 6, 2024 4:31pm | Misty Severi
    President Joe Biden confirmed on Thursday that he would not pardon his son Hunter Biden, if he was convicted in his gun trial.The president and the White House have previously claimed Joe Biden would not pardon his own son in the past, but expressed support for Hunter Biden amid the legal battles. Hunter Biden's gun trial, which centers on claims that he lied about his drug addiction status when purchasing a gun in 2018, began on Tuesday.Joe Biden previously dodged attempts to talk about his son's trial, and did not go into detail in an ABC News interview on Thursday....
  • Prosecutor asks court to reverse ‘unlawful’ Daniel Perry pardon

    06/05/2024 10:34:02 AM PDT · by libstripper · 15 replies
    Nexstar Media, Inc,. via MSN ^ | June 5, 2024 | Erica Pauda
    USTIN (KXAN) — The Travis County district attorney’s office plans to take action against Gov. Greg Abbott in response to what it believes was an “unlawful” pardon of a man convicted of murder in the death of a Black Lives Matter protester in 2020. Gov. Greg Abbott pardoned Daniel Perry on May 16, one week after he was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The former Army sergeant was working for Uber when he drove into a crowd of protesters who started kicking and hitting his car, court testimony showed. He shot protester Garrett Foster, himself an Air Force veteran,...
  • Texas court asked to reverse pardon in Black Lives Matter protest killing

    06/05/2024 7:06:01 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 5, 2024 | Steve Gorman
    June 4 (Reuters) - A Texas prosecutor asked the state's highest criminal court on Tuesday to reverse a pardon granted by Governor Gregg Abbott to a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murder and sentenced to prison for fatally shooting a Black Lives Matter protester. Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza, a Democrat whose office tried the murder case, said he asked the state Court of Criminal Appeals for a special order, called a writ of mandamus, to overturn Abbott's action. Garza told a news briefing in the state capital of Austin that Abbott, a Republican, violated the separation of...
  • Dem Rep. Dean Phillips Wants NY Gov. Hochul to Pardon Trump—but for All the Wrong Reasons

    06/01/2024 8:49:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/01/2024 | Bob Hoge
    Minnesota congressman Dean Phillips called on N.Y. Governor Kathy Hochul to pardon Donald Trump for his ludicrous conviction on 34 counts of falsifying business records in Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s nakedly politicized persecution of the former president. Even though he’s right—Trump should have never been charged with this garbage in the first place and should be quickly pardoned—his reasoning is way off the charts. He wants to let Trump off the hook now, not because the clown show trial was a stain upon this nation— which it most certainly was—but because it might help the GOP presumptive nominee win at...
  • House Dem wants Gov. Hochul to pardon Trump ‘for the good of the country’

    06/01/2024 11:42:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Nypost ^ | 06/01/2024 | Jon Levine
    A Democratic congressman has publicly called on Gov. Hochul to pardon former President Donald Trump after he was found guilty this week of falsifying business records — for the sake of the nation. Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) said a Trump conviction only helps his campaign. “Donald Trump is a serial liar, cheater, and philanderer, a six-time declarer of corporate bankruptcy, an instigator of insurrection, and a convicted felon who thrives on portraying himself as a victim. @GovKathyHochul should pardon him for the good of the country,” Phillips declared in a X post Friday.
  • Biden: If Black Americans stormed the Capitol, Trump wouldn’t be ‘talking about pardons’

    05/30/2024 1:55:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 97 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/29/24 | Myah Ward
    resident Joe Biden tore into Donald Trump over his record on race on Wednesday, targeting the former president for his past comments before a crowd of Black voters in Philadelphia. “What would’ve happened if Black Americans had stormed the Capitol? I don’t think he’d be talking about pardons,” Biden said. “This is the same guy who wanted to tear gas you as you peacefully protested George Floyd’s murder. It’s the same guy who still calls the ‘Central Park Five’ guilty, even though they were exonerated. He’s that landlord who denies housing applications because of the color of your skin. He’s...
  • Can President Biden pardon Hunter if he is convicted of the IRS and Gun charges?

    05/24/2024 7:18:42 AM PDT · by TheOldSchool · 85 replies
    5/24/2024 | TheOldSchool
    In the event Hunter is convicted of the IRS and/or Gun violations, is it possible for Joe Biden to pardon him while he is President. It is my understanding both are Federal crimes which the President has the ability to pardon.
  • Ex-top Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby seeks presidential pardon ahead of sentencing

    05/17/2024 4:20:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/17/24 | MURI ASSUNÇÃO
    Former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has applied for a presidential pardon ahead of her upcoming sentencing on perjury and mortgage fraud convictions, according to a letter sent to President Joe Biden by the Congressional Black Caucus on Thursday. Mosby, who was convicted on one count of mortgage fraud and two counts of perjury, is set to be sentenced next week. In February, a federal jury agreed she had made a false statement on a mortgage application for a home in Long Boat Key, Fla. The verdict came about three months after another jury convicted the once-high-profile prosecutor on...
  • Texas Gov. Abbott issues full pardon for Army sergeant who killed BLM protester (Daniel Perry)

    05/16/2024 10:18:29 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/17/24 | Bradford Betz
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued a full pardon for a former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of murder in the shooting death of an armed protester during a 2020 Black Lives Matter march. The move by Abbott came minutes after a unanimous recommendation by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles that Daniel Perry be pardoned and have his firearms rights restored. Under Texas law, the governor cannot issue a pardon without a recommendation from the board, which the governor appoints. "The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles conducted an exhaustive review of U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry’s personal...
  • BREAKING: Texas Governor Greg Abbott pardons Daniel Perry after conviction for shooting armed agitator during BLM riots

    05/16/2024 2:30:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 99 replies
    Post Millenial ^ | 5-16-24 | Hannah Nightingale
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a full pardon and restoration of rights for Daniel Perry, the former Army sergeant who was found guilty of murder for the fatal shooting of Garrett Foster during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest while Perry was an Uber driver. "The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles conducted an exhaustive review of U.S. Army Sergeant Daniel Perry’s personal history and the facts surrounding the July 2020 incident and recommended a Full Pardon and Restoration of Full Civil Rights of Citizenship," said Abbott in a statement. "Among the voluminous files reviewed by the Board, they considered...
  • GOP Sen. Mitt Romney says Biden should have pardoned Trump

    05/15/2024 11:51:39 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 63 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 15, 2024 | Summer Concepcion and Stephanie Ruhle
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, argued that President Joe Biden should have pardoned Donald Trump after the Justice Department brought indictments against the former president and pressured New York prosecutors not to pursue Trump's ongoing hush money trial. In an exclusive interview on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Stephanie Ruhle,” Romney expressed his dismay in response to Republican lawmakers, including the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s vice presidential prospects, rallying to Trump’s defense outside of the Manhattan courthouse where Trump’s hush money trial is taking place.
  • Documents reveal Abraham Lincoln pardoned Biden’s great-great-grandfather

    02/22/2024 11:27:42 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 8 replies
    Every new president selects personalized Oval Office decor to suit his tastes and pay homage to admired predecessors. President Biden’s Oval Office boasts both a portrait and a bust of Abraham Lincoln. But his family’s connection to the 16th president extends far beyond workplace ornamentation.
  • Joe Biden’s paternal great-great grandfather got a pardon from Abraham Lincoln 160 years ago, new records reveal

    02/20/2024 3:14:53 PM PST · by Twotone · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 19, 2024 | Ryan King
    Abraham Lincoln didn’t just free the slaves and preserve the Union. America’s 16th (and arguably greatest-ever) president also pardoned the current chief executive’s paternal great-great-grandfather after he was sentenced to hard labor at a military prison, newly unearthed documents show. President Biden’s ancestor, Moses Robinette, was put in the dock after he came to blows with one John Alexander, a fellow civilian employee of the Union Army, on March 21, 1864, according to records found by the Washington Post. Alexander, a brigade wagon master, was left bloodied by wounds that came from Robinette’s pocket knife and the presidential forebear was...
  • If Trump had immunity as president, then why did Nixon need a pardon? What to know

    01/09/2024 12:02:15 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    palmbeachpost ^ | 01/09/2024 | Antonio Fins
    <p>If Donald Trump is right that presidents have immunity, then why did Richard Nixon need a pardon?</p><p>Trump was in a Washington, D.C. federal courtroom Tuesday, Jan. 9 where his attorneys argued before an appeals court that the four-count indictment against him for 2020 election interference should be dismissed. Their position is that Trump, as president at the time, is immune from prosecution because he was carrying out official duties.</p>
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley Vows to Pardon Trump If He Is Convicted So ‘We Can Move On’

    12/30/2023 7:06:12 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/2023 | Amy Furr
    Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said Thursday she would pardon former President Donald Trump if he is convicted of federal crimes. Her comments came during a campaign event in Plymouth, New Hampshire, MSNBC noted Friday. The outlet reported: “A leader needs to think about what’s in the best interest of the country,” Haley went on. “What’s in the best interest of the country is not to have an 80-year-old man sitting in jail that continues to divide our country. What’s in the best interest of our country is to pardon him so that we can move on as a country...
  • CNN anchor raises Nixon pardon in questioning Trump immunity defense

    12/25/2023 3:23:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/25/2023 | Jared Gans
    CNN anchor Jim Acosta raised former President Ford’s pardon of his predecessor, former President Nixon, in questioning former President Trump’s assertion of having total immunity from prosecution for his conduct in office on Sunday. Acosta asked his guest, former White House ethics head Norm Eisen, about the reasoning for a pardon if presidents could not be criminally prosecuted for their actions in office.
  • Biden pardons all Americans on federal marijuana use charges

    12/22/2023 7:45:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 164 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2023 10:37 AM | by Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter
    President Joe Biden took major action ahead of the holiday and pardoned all Americans arrested, prosecuted, or convicted on federal charges for marijuana use, following through on his 2020 campaign promise to expunge cannabis use offenses. Biden signed a proclamation Friday that forgives U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents caught by law enforcement for possessing the drug and charged, going far beyond the sweeping actions he took last year for thousands of people convicted of possession. The new action includes "additional offenses of simple possession and use of marijuana under federal and D.C. law," the White House said in a...
  • The President’s Conditional Pardon Power

    12/21/2023 5:48:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    Harvard Law Review ^ | JUNE 2021 > Last reviewed July 15, 2022 | By Renee Guolee, J.D. | Legally reviewed by Laura Temme, Esq.
    The Constitution grants the President the power to pardon individuals for federal crimes committed. The pardon power is fairly broad and hasn't seen many tests in the Supreme Court, but there are some limitations. For example, the President may not issue pardons in the event of impeachment. Frequently Asked Questions: Can a President pardon themselves? The full extent of the pardon power has not been tested in the courts. No President has tried to pardon themselves from crimes committed while in office. Therefore, it is not known if the courts would accept this use of the pardon power. However, President...