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Obama set for pardon frenzy as he leaves office

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posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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With his last day as President, Obama is contemplating the traditional pardoning of convicted criminals.

He has been actively releasing convicts for some time, but the end-of-term pardons are always the most focused on.

How many will he do ?

And the bigger question: how many will be high profile / high impact ?

Will he engage in political agenda based pardons ?


Obama set for pardon frenzy as he leaves office

A Rastafarian prophet, a former Taliban captive and thousands of minor drug traffickers have one thing in common: Their names have been submitted to President Barack Obama for clemency before he leaves office in two weeks.

Some US presidents have used this regal power of leniency in a pointed way near the end of their term in office.

On the last day of his term in 2001, Democratic president Bill Clinton granted pardon in a highly controversial move to late fugitive trader Marc Rich, whose ex-wife had been a major donor to Democrats.

Sixteen years later, Obama is fielding pressure from all sides to grant unlikely pardons or commutations of sentences to people whose supporters say have been unjustly sentenced or sought out by the justice system.




posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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I could almost see Obama pardoning Manson, just to get even with America



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

No need to kick us when we're down.



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Manson is going to die soon. He was very recently hospitalized and needed surgery but he waited too long to agree to it. He missed a window of opportunity to have the surgery and now he can't. He's 84 too. Not looking good for old helter skelter.
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posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Im sorry




posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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I'm more curious to see what heinous acts the rich and powerful are doing today- and recently, and soon... that they will soon be pardoned for.

You know the system is broken when one criminal can keep another criminal out of prison just because they are a much better criminal.
Sort of implies that the whole system is criminal.
Hmmm.



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:15 PM
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"White House officials say Mr. Obama’s final grants are expected to remain focused on the nonviolent drug offenders he’s sought to help during his second term."



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:20 PM
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I'd like to see a blanket pardon for everyone caught with less than an ounce (maybe pound?
) of marijuana.



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:21 PM
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well he better get started now if he wants to get them all done by the 20th, Hillary and her pals are going to take Obama a full week of signing pardons.



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
I could almost see Obama pardoning Manson, just to get even with America

That would be awesome. Charlie has paid his debt.
Give him a shopping cart and drop him off downtown.



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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Watch the next few weeks CLOSELY!



Among them is Bowe Bergdahl, a US Army sergeant held captive for five years by the Taliban before his release in a prisoner swap, who is due to be court-martialed for desertion.




Then there's Edward Snowden, who made the shattering revelation in 2013 of a global communications and internet surveillance system set up by the United States




Citing this precedent, some have urged Obama to preventively pardon defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state in light of Trump's threats to have her prosecuted.


How low will Obama go?
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posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
Hillary and her pals are going to take Obama a full week of signing pardons.


So when and where exactly were they found guilty of a crime?



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
well he better get started now if he wants to get them all done by the 20th, Hillary and her pals are going to take Obama a full week of signing pardons.


The Reverend Honorable Doctor JESSIE JACKSON says that Hillary should be pardoned.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I think he MEANS that she should be granted lifetime immunity from prosecution, by Obama.



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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I hope he pardons all the "Dreamers"!



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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they don`t have to be found guilty of a crime to be pardoned.

Nixon was never found found guilty of any crimes but ford pardoned him for any and all crimes he may have committed as president.

It will be revealing to see how many people Obama pardons who were never charged or convicted of a crime, it will tell us exactly who he believes did commit crimes.
Obama only needs to pardon people who did commit crimes or people he believes committed crimes, there would be no purpose in pardoning people who didn`t commit any crimes or people who he believed didn`t commit any crimes.

if Obama believes Hillary committed a crime or crimes he will pardon her to prevent her from ever being charged and possibly found guilty of those crimes.



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posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: windword
I hope he pardons all the "Dreamers"!



"Dream on , dream until your dreams come true" - Aerosmith



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: windword
I hope he pardons all the "Dreamers"!




Probably not possible.

He would need all the names.




posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised to see him pardon Mumia Abu Jamal.

With how well he's done with race relations and all the respect he's shown for the police.



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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The Obama administration's response misses the point. No one is asking for legal status for the DREAMers; what House Democrats are seeking is a presidential pardon for them. This would be completely within the President's constitutional and legal authority, and in keeping with historical precedent. With his legacy on immigration at stake, Obama should do the right thing and grant the DREAMers a pardon.
www.cnn.com...



posted on Jan, 7 2017 @ 05:59 PM
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Attorney General SHUTS DOWN Obama's plan to pardon thousands of illegal migrants




U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has commented on the possibility that Obama may attempt to issue a full pardon for all immigrants that came to the U.S. as children of illegal immigrants.

We all know this is a problem.

Lynch says Presidential pardons are case by case for individuals.

She said a blanket mass pardon may not cut the mustard.

Many politicians have been asking Obama to do this before he leaves office.

So, is Loretta actually saying it's "illegal"? Or is she just putting the idea into the heads of the public?

There's always a conspiracy with anything Obama.

Lynch says "impossible". Why not say "illegal" or "unConstitutional" ?




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