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  • Texas board withdraws pardon recommendation for George Floyd

    12/23/2021 4:11:50 PM PST · by deport · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 23, 2021 4:47 p.m | PAUL J. WEBER ,
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas board that had unanimously supported a posthumous pardon for George Floyd over a 2004 drug arrest in Houston backpedaled in an announcement Thursday, saying “procedural errors" were found in their recommendation months after leaving the decision to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.In a letter dated Dec. 16 but not released publicly until now, the board told Abbott that it had identified “unexplained departures” from its process of issuing pardons and needed to reconsider more than a third of the 67 clemency recommendations it sent to Abbott this year, including the one for Floyd.
  • Andrew Cuomo uses final days as governor to commute, pardon 10 felons — including 3 tied to killings

    08/18/2021 8:23:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/18/2021 | Carl Campanile
    Days after giving two weeks’ notice that he would resign his office amid a serial sexual harassment scandal, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the unprecedented lame-duck period to grant clemency and pardons to 10 felons — including three convicts tied to killings. Cuomo, a three-term Democrat forced to resign to avoid impeachment, said, “One of the foundational promises of New York state is that of equal justice, and equal compassion, for all under the law.” “Today I’m proud to help fulfill government’s unique responsibility to harness the power of redemption, encourage those who have made mistakes to engage in meaningful...
  • MO: Mark and Patricia McCloskey Pardoned by Governor Mike Parson

    08/06/2021 4:54:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 4 August, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    On 30 July, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted pardons to Mark and Patrica McCloskey, along with 10 other people. The McCloskeys had defended their home from an angry mob of political protestors. From the office of Communication of Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson: On Friday, July 30, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted 12 pardons and approved two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and are being sent to the individuals.Pardons:1) Phillip Vancil2) Roy Middleton3) Travis Gilliland4) Dennis Hargiss5) Linda Floyd6) Marlo...
  • Watch: Dem in Congress 'explodes,' threatens McCloskey after pardon

    08/04/2021 2:33:34 PM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    WND ^ | 08/04/2021 | Bob Unruh
    A far-left member of Congress who took part in some of the Black Lives Matter marches during the infamous 2020 summer of riots and destruction across America has unleashed a rant over a pardon for the McCloskeys, a Missouri couple who armed themselves to protect their property during one of those marches. And U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., included a not-so-veiled threat. "His day will come," Bush said of Mark McCloskey, who with his wife, Patricia, this week was pardoned by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson for minor gun charges that stemmed from their decision to protect their property when one...
  • Gov. DeSantis will pardon ALL Floridians being prosecuted for failing to wear masks or socially distance as he surprises couple on Fox with the announcement after they were arrested for not enforcing COVID rules at their gym

    05/13/2021 1:55:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 13 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Florida's governor on Wednesday night announced live on air clemency for everyone in his state who is being punished for violating COVID rules. Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of the state, appeared on Fox News to make the announcement. He was flanked by Mike and Jillian Carnevale, gym owners from Plantation, Florida, who were repeatedly arrested for refusing to enforce a mask mandate.
  • Matt Gaetz 'asked Trump for a pre-emptive pardon when DOJ were questioning his associates about sex trafficking allegations' (NY Times sources)

    04/06/2021 11:09:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 07 2021 | MEGAN SHEETS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and EMILY GOODIN, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Rep Matt Gaetz allegedly asked President Donald Trump for pre-emptive pardons for himself and his congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed months before he was revealed to be under federal investigation for sex trafficking. Two sources with knowledge of the situation told the New York Times that Gaetz, one of Trump's fiercest defenders, approached the president with the extraordinary request in his final weeks in office. It came as investigators with the Department of Justice began questioning Gaetz' associates about allegations against him, including that he'd had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, according to the...
  • Army won’t return medals to Green Beret Trump pardoned for killing suspected bomb maker

    03/18/2021 3:42:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    americanmilitarynews.com ^ | March 18, 2021 | RYAN MORGAN
    The U.S. Army rejected an appeal to reinstate military service decorations and a Special Forces Tab for retired Maj. Matthew Golsteyn. Golsteyn faced murder charges for killing a suspected Taliban bomb-maker in 2010 but President Donald Trump pardoned him of the charge before his case went to trial.“The Army Board for Correction of Military Records, the service’s highest level of administrative review for personnel actions, has considered and denied Matthew Golsteyn’s application,” Army spokesman Lt. Col Gabriel J. Ramirez told American Military News on Thursday. “Privacy laws prevent the Army from disclosing specific information regarding the Board’s decision.”Golsteyn’s decorations included...
  • Kwame Kilpatrick’s sentence commuted; Trump-appointed prosecutor calls him ‘unrepentant criminal’ who only served quarter of sentence

    01/20/2021 7:06:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 1/20 | Gus Burns
    By | fburns@mlive.com Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and departing President Donald Trump share some traits in common. Both left divided communities in their political wake, enlisting devout supporters who engaged in emotional faceoffs with disgusted opposition along the way. Kilpatrick, now 50 and one of Michigan’s most notorious taxpayer-funded convicted conmen, is set to be released from prison after serving seven years of his 28-year federal prison sentence. He was originally slated to live behind prison walls until age 67 with an earliest release date of Jan. 18, 2037. That changed when the Trump administration announced Kilpatrick’s sentence will...
  • "Joe Exotic," with limo waiting outside prison, fails to get Trump pardon

    01/20/2021 12:44:50 PM PST · by Meatspace · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/20/21
    The White House released a list of 73 pardons and 70 commutations shortly before 1:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and Joseph Maldonado-Passage - also known as "Joe Exotic" -- was not on the list. Maldonado-Passage, who starred in Netflix's "Tiger King" documentary, is serving a 22-year sentence in a Fort Worth, Texas, federal prison for his conviction on charges that he participated in a murder-for-hire plot and violated federal wildlife laws.
  • Trump pardons former White House strategist Steve Bannon

    01/19/2021 9:57:34 PM PST · by madison10 · 60 replies
    NYP ^ | 1/20/2021 | Bruce Golding
    NEWS Trump pardons former White House strategist Steve Bannon By Bruce GoldingJanuary 20, 2021 | 12:24am | Updated Enlarge Image US President Donald Trump (L) congratulating Senior Counselor to the President Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in the East Room of the White House. US President Donald Trump (L) congratulating Senior Counselor to the President Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in the East Room of the White House....Mr. President, don’t pardon Sheldon Silver President Trump on Tuesday night pardoned former top campaign aide and White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was arrested for an...
  • Trump pardons former White House strategist Steve Bannon

    01/19/2021 9:54:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 20, 2021 | 12:24am | By Bruce Golding
    President Trump on Tuesday night pardoned former top campaign aide and White House strategist Steve Bannon, who was arrested for an alleged scam involving private donations to build a border wall with Mexico.
  • McConnell threatens Trump over possible Julian Assange Pardon

    01/19/2021 5:53:05 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 100 replies
    Tucker Carlson just said he has reports Trump is being black-mailed by McConnell. If you pardon Julian Assuage I will try everything in my power to see you are convicted and you’ll never run for president again.
  • Mitch McConnell threatened Trump with conviction if he pardoned Julian Assange

    01/19/2021 6:17:06 PM PST · by RandFan · 136 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Jan 19 | RandFan
    Tucker Carlson said that the Senate GOP, specifically Mitch McConnell "has sent word over to the WH: if you pardon Julian Assange, we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial."
  • Video: Tucker Carlson: Mitch McConnell "sent word over to the White House: if you pardon Julian Assange, we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial."

    01/19/2021 5:53:03 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies
    Tucker Carlson: Mitch McConnell "sent word over to the White House: if you pardon Julian Assange, we are much more likely to convict you in an impeachment trial."
  • Report: White House Counsel Pat Cipollone Blocking Assange Pardon

    01/19/2021 5:14:34 PM PST · by Magnatron · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 January 2021 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    A last-ditch effort to persuade President Donald Trump to issue a pre-emptive pardon to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is reportedly being blocked by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, according to reports. A high-level source in the Trump administration reported to Breitbart News that while the President is sympathetic to pardoning Assange, Cipollone is not — and the continued opposition of the White House counsel is making a pardon increasingly unlikely. Trump could still overrule Cipollone if he wished – he has the legal authority to do so – but it appears that the President continues to heed the latter’s advice....
  • Trump should not pardon ex-politician and criminal Sheldon Silver

    01/19/2021 10:34:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 19, 2021
    Rumor has it that President Trump is considering pardoning Sheldon Silver, former speaker of the Assembly and criminal. We hope it is just that: rumors. Silver had a nice racket going as one of Albany’s most powerful. He would arrange for state money to be paid to a cancer researcher at Columbia University. That researcher would refer cancer-stricken subjects to a law firm associated with Silver; they would pay the speaker a fee. Essentially, he was laundering taxpayer money for his own pockets, to the tune of $3.9 million in fees. Silver remained unrepentant during his trial. He has used...
  • BREAKING: Trump Will Issue 100 Pardons on His Final Day In Office

    01/17/2021 6:35:11 PM PST · by RandFan · 122 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | Jan 17 | Breaking 911
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump is expected to pardon dozens of individuals during his final full dat at The White House, reports say.</p><p>The network reported The President himself is not on that list.</p>
  • President Trump: Pardon Caleb Bailey

    01/08/2021 5:46:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2021 | Stephen Moore
    Source: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour Donald Trump’s critics have accused him of using the presidential pardon to free his political allies. The Washington Post calls the Trump clemency orders “nauseating” and seethes that Trump has freed more than 20 convicted criminals “whose only claim on a pardon is their political support of the president.” Actually, the Post has the story of Trump pardons upside down. The president should not pardon real criminals, but in far too many cases, Trump allies have received severe sentences from prosecutors and judges BECAUSE of their “political support of the president.” The...
  • Let me tell you why the Democrats and the Republicans want to “invoke the 25th Amendment” tonight: because they don’t want President Trump to declassify any more information.

    01/06/2021 9:16:22 PM PST · by rintintin · 87 replies
    Emerald Robinson, Newsmax ^ | Jan 6 2020 | Emerald Robinson
    Emerald Robinson @EmeraldRobinson Let me tell you why the Democrats and the Republicans want to “invoke the 25th Amendment” tonight: because they don’t want President Trump to declassify any more information.
  • Lin Wood’s Fave QAnon Oracle Hopes for Trump Pardon

    01/05/2021 2:36:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Tue, 5 January 2021, 4:46 am GMT-5 | Will Sommer
    Even in the bizarre world of QAnon conspiracy theorists, self-proclaimed deep state whistleblower Ryan Dark White has some crazy ideas. Like other QAnon promoters, White, who goes by the alias “John Here to Help” on Twitter, says a cabal of Satanic government bureaucrats is out to get Donald Trump. But he also claims those same nefarious actors have broken through to another dimension, where they discovered a sort of elemental spirit that is essentially the spirit of God, then packaged it into a machine named “Project Deep Space 9.” “It’s the voice of God,” White, 52, said in a 2019...