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    Just unbelievable. Words nearly fail me, with this one.

    “The White House has assembled the paperwork to pardon dozens of people, two sources with knowledge of the developments tell CNN, signaling that President Trump is poised to exert his constitutional power and intervene, in some instances, where he believes the Justice Department has overstepped.”

    “The administration has prepared the pardoning paperwork for at least 30 people.”
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    +1 Me, too, Norman.

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    I loathe Trump but all presidents have pardoned people. How is this any different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V. View Post
    I loathe Trump but all presidents have pardoned people. How is this any different?
    Really?

    I don't think ANY 'President' has pardoned the criminal gang he committed treason to install in positions of power.

    Name a couple dozen, if you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike V. View Post
    I loathe Trump but all presidents have pardoned people. How is this any different?
    Past presidents have used their power very selectively, and rarely if ever to pardon associates, friends ,and members of their own administration. Using the power to pardon for political purposes or to protect your associates from the law is simply wrong. Of course, we don't know who those 30 people are, or even if they exist.
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    Thank you prez Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
    Thank you prez Trump.
    Are you being pardoned bobby?

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    All previous presidents mainly pardoned people who were victims of gross miscarriages of justice. There's a huge vetting and investigative process before a pardon request gets to the president's desk. Sometimes a large group of pardons is a political act, an effort at healing as when Andrew Johnson pardoning most citizens of the Confederacy (leaders had to seek individual pardons) and when Jimmy Carter pardoned draft dodgers. Some pardons just seem odd, like Nixon taking a last vindictive swipe at the Kennedy's by pardoning Jimmy Hoffa. And most presidents have also made political pardons, as Reagan pardoning George Steinbrenner or Clinton pardoning Marc Rich.

    If you google something like 'controversial presidential pardons' you get sites like https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/c...tml/?a=viewall . It is interesting to see differences and trends in the type of pardon and the party of the president.

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    Compared to the year and a half pity party, here? Priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdh View Post
    Compared to the year and a half pity party, here? Priceless.
    You're right, we pity those who voted for him. The party was far trying to cheer up those who did and realized they had made a terrible choice.

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    It's a great photo op.

    After all, this president is all about appearances and photo ops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdh View Post
    Compared to the year and a half pity party, here? Priceless.
    Note to bilge libs.

    When you throw pity parties only fellow libs will show up with party favors .

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    You reds have any parking tickets you need fixed? Now's the time to step forward.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
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    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

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    Sweet mother hillary, libs are dumb.

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    See this manafort, cohen, all the president's men? Keep your mouth shut and you too will walk free.

    The best thing about this (so far) is that Martha Stewart can finally pack a heater again.
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

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    Cant't even come up with your own tagline and have to plagiarize John's bobbys? Thats sad. Maybe you can have Melania come up with one you can use.

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    It will be interesting to see who is on the final list.

    This POTUS will continue his downhill slide until he is removed from office. He knows no bounds. He does not respect the Constitution. There is no limit to what he will do. There will be a slow, steady slide into oblivion until he is impeached.

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    I understand you can pardon people before they are convicted. I think Rudy said or implied that. If that is the premise, he'll pardon his Spawn first.

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    Alice Marie Johnson will be pardoned after serving 21 years of a life sentence given for a first time, non-violent drug offence. This is after advocacy by Kim Kardashian.

    I am in the very unfamiliar position of being thankful for the work of Kardashian and supportive of Trump on this particular issue. May they continue down this path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Alice Marie Johnson will be pardoned after serving 21 years of a life sentence given for a first time, non-violent drug offence. This is after advocacy by Kim Kardashian.

    I am in the very unfamiliar position of being thankful for the work of Kardashian and supportive of Trump on this particular issue. May they continue down this path.
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    So much for being tough on crime...he's letting convicted criminals out of jail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    It will be interesting to see who is on the final list.

    This POTUS will continue his downhill slide until he is removed from office. He knows no bounds. He does not respect the Constitution. There is no limit to what he will do. There will be a slow, steady slide into oblivion until he is impeached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Alice Marie Johnson will be pardoned after serving 21 years of a life sentence given for a first time, non-violent drug offence. This is after advocacy by Kim Kardashian.

    I am in the very unfamiliar position of being thankful for the work of Kardashian and supportive of Trump on this particular issue. May they continue down this path.
    I agree this was a good pardon.

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    Didn't Ford pardon Nixon?
    And Clinton pardon Marc Rich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    Didn't Ford pardon Nixon?
    And Clinton pardon Marc Rich?
    Yup, Ford did for the good of this country though.

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    Mumia would be the pardon of all pardons.

    Leonard Peltier, too. The FBI wouldn't like that one very much.

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    Since Trump can't get the NFL champs or the NBA champs, maybe he could have a fiesta on the White House lawn for all the crooks he's pardoning.

    Such a great photo op!
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    Well, what i want to know is, what is he doing while you guys are blathering about pardons and football players? And what will he do during that time he was scheduled to be meeting with football and basketball players?
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    Twitter of course! What else would you expect?
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdh View Post
    Well, what i want to know is, what is he doing while you guys are blathering about pardons and football players? And what will he do during that time he was scheduled to be meeting with football and basketball players?
    Probably playing golf
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    Pity Party?


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    Ana Navarro, a Republican campaign consultant, says that Trump is like a child in a sci-fi movie who discovers he has super powers and goes around randomly shooting them off. He likes his power to pardon. Its fun! It doesn't cost anything!
    Bernie Madoff is in the Wings.
    Maybe he'll try to get Pete Rose into Cooperstown.
    John Wayne Gacy? Hell, everyone loves JOHN WAYNE!!!!
    Sirhan Sirhan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Ana Navarro, a Republican campaign consultant, says that Trump is like a child in a sci-fi movie who discovers he has super powers and goes around randomly shooting them off. He likes his power to pardon. Its fun! It doesn't cost anything!
    She is a Republican campaign consultant, but she is very honest and quite vocal in her condemnation of Trump. She is a traditional Republican, or seems so relative to Trump. She is a rather interesting person. For the sake of her party, I hope some of them start listening to her.

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    I hope Trump DOES launch a pardon of 30 people....

    Think about it: all those Republican congressmen and senators running for election who will be compelled to support Trump on the pardon issue... can you imagine? Sure, some percentage of Trumpistas will be un-moved... but it will be a bridge too far for a fair number of them, and we could see a blue wave more akin to a tsunami. Democrats will have the ultimate campaign issue, painting Trump as the head of a mafia-like cabal who think they're immune to the law... which won't be too far from the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    Are you being pardoned bobby?
    maybe he burped?
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