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  • 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...
  • Dear Mr. President, Please Pardon Everyone!

    02/12/2021 11:25:59 AM PST · by amorphous · 42 replies
    Amorphous Commentor At Free Republic | 12 February 2021 | Vanity
    President Trump, I pray you, please consider granting pardons to those who attended the January 6, 2021 rally and who inadvertently wandered into an open Capitol Building—opened not by them but by Antifa and other leftist infiltrators. Your supporters are being singled out and persecuted for exercising their First Amendment right to assemble and speak. All available technology and human resources are being utilized by a tyrannical central government to unduly punish simple American citizens. I would also ask you to reconsider and please pardon those American political prisoners in foreign lands whose only crimes expose the very unconstitutional tools...
  • Joe Exotic is still hopeful Joe Biden will pardon him

    01/25/2021 3:33:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NME ^ | 25th January 2021 | Will Richards
    The ‘Tiger King’ star said he was “too innocent and too GAY” to receive a pardon from TrumpJoe Exotic is still holding out for a presidential pardon from new US president Joe Biden. Exotic, the big cat owner who became an overnight celebrity upon the release of Netflix’s Tiger King last year, had been hoping for a pardon from former president Donald Trump, going as far as to have a limousine parked outside his prison in anticipation of his release. In new emails sent to his team by Exotic that have been obtained by TMZ, the TV star has expressed...
  • "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.
  • Much to the media's surprise, rioters, relatives, and Trump himself got no Trump pardons

    01/20/2021 6:25:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/20/2021 | Monica Showalter
    The press and assorted Democrats were rubbing and wringing their hands with glee: Trump would issue late-hour pardons. He'd pardon the rioters. He'd pardon his relatives. He'd pardon Rudy Giuliani. He'd pardon Julian Assange, Reality Winner, and Edward Snowden. He'd pardon himself, which was what really got them going.Headines ran like this:Ex-Prosecutor Worries Trump Could Pardon Capitol Rioters as Pardon Power Extends to DC Cases -NBCImpeachment and Removal Come to the Forefront as Lawyers Brace for Possibility That Trump Would Issue ‘Blanket Pardon’ to His Rioters -Law & CrimeTrump Prepares Pardon List for Aides and Family, and Maybe Himself -BloombergTrump...
  • Trump commutes sentence of Broward rapper Kodak Black in last-minute flurry of clemency grants

    01/20/2021 6:12:46 AM PST · by Kevin C · 11 replies
    SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL ^ | 1/20/2021 | DAVID SCHUTZ and BRETT CLARKSON
    President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Broward County rapper Kodak Black, who has served half of a three-year federal sentence for falsifying information on a document used to buy guns from a Miami gun shop. The commutation was was one of 73 last-minute clemency grants issued at by Trump at midnight Wednesday, the last day of of his term as president. “President Trump granted a commutation to Bill Kapri, more commonly known as Kodak Black,” the White House wrote in a statement. “Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader. This commutation is supported by numerous religious leaders,...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency (List of Pardons)

    01/19/2021 10:14:07 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    https://www.whitehous.gov ^ | January 20, 2020 | TheWhiteHouse.org
    President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals. Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to Todd Boulanger. Mr. Boulanger’s pardon is supported by numerous friends, as well as by past and present business associates. In 2008, Mr. Boulanger pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. He has taken full responsibility for his conduct. Mr. Boulanger is a veteran of the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged. He has also received an award from the City of the District of Columbia...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency

    01/19/2021 10:10:53 PM PST · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | January 20, 2021 | White House Press Secretary
    President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to Todd Boulanger. Mr. Boulanger’s pardon is supported by numerous friends, as well as by past and present business associates. In 2008, Mr. Boulanger pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. He has taken full responsibility for his conduct. Mr. Boulanger is a veteran of the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged. He has also received an award from the City of the District of Columbia for...
  • Left-Wing Terrorists Bombed The Senate In 1983. Bill Clinton Let Them Out Of Prison Early — At Jerry Nadler’s Request

    01/17/2021 10:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | JANUARY 11, 2021 | Tristan Justice
    By On his final day in office, Jan. 20, 2001, President Bill Clinton commuted the sentences of a pair of radical leftists serving time for bombing the U.S. Capitol building, where a 1983 blast shattered the second floor of the Senate wing. Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg each served 16 years of lengthy sentences, with Rosenberg escaping 42 years of a 58-year sentence and Evans cutting short a 40-year sentence by 24 years. The FBI landed formal indictments on Evans and Rosenberg in the 1988 “Resistance Conspiracy” case for their involvement in the bombing of the Capitol along with five...
  • Trump Has More Pardons Ready to Go and Plans to Appoint Special Counsels to Investigate Crack-Head Hunter Biden and Dominion Voting Machines

    01/14/2021 11:01:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit via the Spectator ^ | 01/14/2021 | Jim Hoft
    CNBC Washington Correspondent Wamon Javors reported on Thursday that President Trump has a slew of pardons ready to go as well as plans to appoint special counsels to investigate meth addict Hunter Biden and possibly the Dominion voting machines!A former sr administration official tells me President Trump has slew of pardons ready to go, as well as executive orders, plans to declassify Ukraine info and appoint special counsels on Hunter Biden and possibly Dominion voting machines as well. Unclear which he will do.— Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) January 14, 2021JUST IN – President Trump reportedly has more pardons ready to go,...
  • 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...
  • REVEALED: Hillary Clinton Met With CCP ‘Undercover Intel Ops’ Group While Bill Floated Paid Speeches

    12/29/2020 8:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 12/29/2020 | Natalie Winters
    A delegation from a Chinese Communist Party-run think tank identified by the U.S. government as carrying out “undercover intelligence gathering” operations and seeking to coerce foreign actors into backing the Chinese Communist Party’s “preferred policies” met with Hillary Clinton and a host of high-level military leaders during the Obama-Biden administration, The National Pulse can reveal.The exchange with the controversial group – China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC) – occurred in October of 2009, while Clinton was serving as Secretary of State. The CAIFC delegation, composed of China’s former top military leaders, visited Clinton after stopping in Hawaii to meet...
  • Unfair Criticism Aimed at Trump’s Pardons

    12/25/2020 3:44:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Fri Dec 25, 2020 | Joseph Klein
    President Trump is coming under fire by the usual Trump-hating naysayers for issuing pre-Christmas pardons on December 23rd to several of his associates who were caught up in the Russia collusion hoax. They were treated unfairly by the FBI and prosecutors involved in the Mueller investigation. One of the most notable pardons went to Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager who received an overly harsh sentence and even spent some time in solitary confinement for white collar crimes. Another pardon went to Roger J. Stone Jr., a political ally and longtime friend of Trump’s who was arrested following a...
  • The Left Can Cry Me a River Over Trump's Pardons. Here's Why.

    12/25/2020 1:55:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    PJ Media.com ^ | December 24, 2020 | Matt Margolis
    President Trump has been very selective when using his clemency powers. But whenever he does use them, the left is predictably outraged. When Trump granted a full pardon to former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, they had a collective hissy fit. Never mind the fact that if there was ever a case where there was a miscarriage of justice, it was this one, and the pardon was long overdue when it was granted. Democrats want us to forget that Flynn was set up by the Obama administration and railroaded by the FBI. Simply put, they went after him...
  • Ignore the leftist hype: The Blackwater pardons were the right thing to do

    12/25/2020 8:22:43 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 12/25/2020am | Andrea Wilburg
    On December 22, President Trump issued 15 pardons. Among those pardoned were Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard. If the names are unfamiliar, you might recognize them collectively as the Blackwater private contractors. In September 2007, these former veterans ended up in a shootout in Nisour Square, Baghdad, that left 17 Iraqis dead and 20 wounded. Slatten got life in prison; the other men each got 30 years. The left would like to see them continue to rot in jail, but President Trump made the right decision to let them go. I have to admit that, for...
  • 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...
  • 'Merry Freaking Christmas': CNN's John Berman on Trump Pardons

    12/24/2020 6:09:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If there's one religion in America that the liberal media sees as fair game for mockery and disrespect, it's Christianity. And so it was that on CNN's New Day this morning, co-host John Berman felt free to say: "Merry Freaking Christmas."Berman did so for the purpose of scoring a cheap political point about President Trump's pardons. His notion was that, given the continuing wrangling over the Covid relief package, the unemployed and members of the armed services are unsure of when their relief or pay raises will be coming. But for those receiving pardons from the president . . ....
  • Trump Issues Full Pardons to Two Former Border Patrol Agents [Ramos and Compean]

    12/23/2020 11:02:58 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2020 | BOB PRICE
    President Trump issued full pardons to two former Border Patrol agents on Tuesday. A federal prosecutor filed charges in 2007 against the two agents for the shooting of a drug smuggler. President Trump issued a full pardon to former U.S. Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. “These former Border Patrol Agents have been supported by one hundred members of Congress, including Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Ted Poe, Rep. Paul Gosar, Rep. Brian Babin, as well as the U.S. Border Control Foundation and the Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund,” the White House said. The White...
  • Trump Pardons Another 26 People, Including Roger Stone, Paul Manafort

    12/23/2020 5:56:21 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | DECEMBER 23, 2020 | al Reuters contributed to this report.
    President Donald Trump on Dec. 23 issued pardons for another 26 people, among whom are former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime adviser Roger Stone. He also pardoned Charles Kushner, a real estate developer and the father of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The president also commuted part or all of the sentences for three other people. The latest actions, coming just after Trump arrived in Palm Beach, Florida, for the holiday season, marks a second wave of clemency actions in the last two days, and brings the number of people Trump has pardoned or commuted sentences for to 49. Manafort...
  • NEW: President Trump is seriously considering pardons for Assange, Snowden and Ulbricht

    12/23/2020 4:45:48 PM PST · by RandFan · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 23 | JackPosobiec
    @JackPosobiec NEW: President Trump is seriously considering pardons for Assange, Snowden, and Ulbricht. No decision made yet.