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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

President Trump will grant a pardon to former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., the White House announced on Tuesday.

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President Clinton granted 456 pardons. How many more pardons does President Trump have to grant to equal Clinton?

#1 | Posted by helio at 2020-02-18 01:37 PM | Reply

It's a little too late Benedict Donald you Orange Rube! LOL.
"Fast Eddie" has already been punished....

I see we have a new (R)tarded Rube in here claiming bothsiderism, Vlad must be proud.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-02-18 01:47 PM | Reply

Wow, the second act of clemency by Trump towards a prominent Democrat (who refused to turn in another prominent Democrat who extorted him out of $400K) in the span of two days.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-02-18 02:30 PM | Reply

Unless there is convincing evidence to demonstrate that the conviction was in error I see no reason why a person should be pardoned. No matter what letter(s) appear after their name.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-02-18 02:40 PM | Reply

The thing to remember about a Pardon - you have to admit your guilt to accept one.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-02-18 04:55 PM | Reply

The thing to remember about a Pardon - you have to admit your guilt to accept one.

POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2020-02-18 04:55 PM | REPLY

Yep Burdick v United States

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-02-18 05:04 PM | Reply

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter

More like the pardoning of a fellow corrupt ultra wealthy individual in this case. He took 11 actions but I can only find 4.

He commuted the sentence of that crook Rod Blagojevich.

Pardons to
Michael Milken....
Bernie Kerik

Huh seems to be a fan of Uuuuuuuge fan of the corrupt. None of these people deserved a pardon from what I can see.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-02-18 05:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

All lilly white.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2020-02-18 05:29 PM | Reply

Wow, the second act of clemency by Trump towards a prominent Democrat (who refused to turn in another prominent Democrat who extorted him out of $400K) in the span of two days.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter

He's pardoning white collar frauds and conmen and all you care about is the partisan aspect.

At least you're not deflecting for rape this time...

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2020-02-18 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

As the sleaze in chief tRump naturally gravitates toward giving the biggest grifters and crooks "get out of jail free" cards. maga my patootie!

#10 | Posted by lduvall at 2020-02-18 09:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Here's my take on the Pardon binge Trump has embarked upon:
In electronic warfare, Military aircraft drop bales of "chaff" which is shredded aluminium. These slow falling, tiny pieces of aluminum create false radar targets which can draw Enemy fire and by creating many targets, help to prevent the real target from being recognized, and destroyed.

By Trump pardoning lots of miscreants, he is dropping political chaff. He has no concern for these individuals, nor their crimes, except as they become political chaff for "Important" VIP Pardons.

Each convict pardoned, provides 'political camouflage' for all the others, thereby, sheltering the important ones. You know, his ----- buddies and Co Conspirators, the ones who lie to Congress for Trump, and provide cover for him.

By granting multiple pardons, Trump also creates "pardon fatigue". He gets people arguing over inconsequential pardons so that they are tired of talking about pardons by the time the limos pick up Stone and Flynn at either the courthouse, or at the prison gates.

If Trump pardoned only Stone and Flynn, the political blow-back would be enormous. By pardoning the many, the Hair Fuhrer, and the GOP and Trump cronies, can slip out, bearing much less burden, due to all the others who are being pardoned along with the political bigwigs.

Blago is the chaff who lets GOPers dismiss the allegations
of 'Pardon Abuse' by harrumphing that his pardons are not political abuse because they are "bi-partisan".

Trump also provides GOP cover-up talking points as the pardons create heat on the GOP, who will maximize the chaff drop, by deflecting questions to the other, non Trump connected pardonees whenever pointed questions are brought up to Trump's flying monkey squad GOP.

Cant you see McConnell on FACE THE NATION taking the question of Stone and Flynn Pardons? It will sound like this: "I dont think you can look at the Stone and Flynn Pardons as political any more than one could his many other pardons, and blah, blah, blah". And then, the interviewer says '...I guess will have to leave it there'.
Trump could not use this tactic if the GOP were not accomplices; but, as the Impeachment displayed, Trump, and everybody else, knows that the GOP will say, neither schit nor Shinola about it.

#11 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-02-18 10:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Travis J. Tritten @Travis_Tritten

Crimes of those granted clemency by
@realDonaldTrump
today:

-failing to report felony
-criminal financial schemes
-conspiracy to hack a computer
-tax fraud + false statements
-obstructing an investigation
-selling a Senate appointment
-drug trafficking
-Medicare fraud

#12 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-02-18 11:00 PM | Reply

It's called 'projecting'...

OCU

#13 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-02-19 12:43 AM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Well at least he didn't kill anyone!

#SanctuaryCities&NoBail

#14 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-02-19 12:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

President Bill Clinton Pardons 140 Criminals on Last Day in Office

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2020-02-19 09:57 AM | Reply

"President Bill Clinton Pardons 140 Criminals on Last Day in Office

#15 | POSTED BY SNIPER "

And while he is doing it, his wife is packing up china and other items she is stealing from the White House.

#16 | Posted by goatman at 2020-02-19 10:01 AM | Reply

And you guys rightfully derided Clinton at the time. Where's your scorn now?

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2020-02-19 10:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#17 | Posted by TFDNihilist

Didn't mean to flag that offensive...

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-02-19 04:10 PM | Reply

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