December 1, 2020

Clemency, not pardon, for Roger Stone

Contrary to some reports that President Trump’s associate, Roger Stone, has been absolved of his sins by President Trump, he hasn’t. Trump did not grant Stone a pardon, he commuted Stone’s prison sentence. Stone will still bear the federal convictions in his record, disqualifying him for government office and depriving him of the right to vote. Stone is still a felon. In other words, at this point, he is still being punished, but he won’t have to spend time in prison.

Stone appealed to the president for some sort of clemency, saying that going to prison would be a “death sentence” for him. He is 67 years old and not in the best of health.

The request to avoid prison due to coronavirus, when coming from a Trump supporter, is treated differently than the request to liberate thousands of criminals from prison to protect them from COVID-19. Stone must serve his sentence and anything less is the most corrupt of deeds a president can commit, according to Democrats. Nancy Pelosi, in an official statement, condemned the President, saying:

President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of top campaign advisor Roger Stone, who could directly implicate him in criminal misconduct, is an act of staggering corruption.

But that is nonsense. The grueling and extended Mueller investigation unearthed no criminal conduct on the part of Roger Stone or President Trump.

Pelosi’s Senate counterpart, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), issued a similar statement, saying, “The American ideal of equal justice under the law is once again being undermined by a lawless president who regards the Justice Department as his personal plaything.”

Even as they huff about corruption, the Democrats’ response to the president’s action is purely partisan. They have been intent on punishing anyone that has the audacity to support the president since President Trump won the 2016 election. Their devotion to “the rule of law” only surfaces when they are trying to destroy a political opponent. When it comes to one of their own, they fall curiously silent. Former President Bill Clinton pardoned one of his cronies involved in the “Whitewater” scandal. According to the Wall Street Journal:

 …we recall Bill Clinton’s last-minute January 2001 pardon of Susan McDougal, who went to jail for contempt rather than tell prosecutors what she knew about Mr. Clinton’s Whitewater transactions. Worse, Mr. Clinton made public comments in the autumn of 1996 that suggested Ms. McDougal could expect the pardon she received.

Jonathan Turley, the constitutional scholar and only honest expert in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump and possibly the last honest Democrat said in a tweet,

President Obama granted clemency to almost 2,000 people, including the terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera, who was convicted for participation in more than 120 bombings in the United States that killed 6 people and injured many more. According to the WSJ:

López Rivera was the “prime recruiter” for the terrorist group FALN, as well as “a key trainer in bombing, sabotage, and other techniques of guerrilla warfare,” according to his presentencing report. From 1974 to 1983, his group carried out more than 130 bombings, killing six. He has shown little remorse. Last month he insisted that “colonized people” have the right to use “all methods within reach, including force.”

Roger Stone is not a danger to society like Lopez Rivera. He was caught up in the corrupt Mueller investigation intent on unseating a duly elected president. President Trump is not corrupt, he is doing the right thing. He commuted Stone’s sentence, sparing him from a 40-month prison sentence that could have ended with a deadly case of COVID-19. Keep calm and carry on.

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19 Responses

  1. PELOSI is getting nuttier every day ! Someone should DEMAND she have a mental exam because she’s not fit to be Speaker of the House !!

    1. I agree this women is drunk. She’s the first who needs to go. They keep letting convicted criminals out but Stone no that’s bad. Democrats have shown there true colors they are giddy over riots, when I fact that’s the gift they gave Trump. Americans don’t want this shit and they are so stupid they can’t see it’s backfiring on them. Let Biden keep talking and as long as Democrats don’t condone the rioting these Democrats that think there not going to pay a price are in denial. He’ll we might just get all of them out of office

    2. PELOSI NEEDSTO BE PUT AWAY. SHE IS FU NUTCASE. SHE IS A DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY AND STILL GETTING PAID FROM OUR TAX MONEY DOING NOTHING BUT SLAMMING OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP.INVESTAGATE HER AND HER MOB. SHE IS FULL IF SHIFF.

  2. The democrat party is the criminals from the Muller witch hunt to the impeachment. They did every illegal unconstitutional thing they could do get rid of our President. I cannot believe the President did not call in the troops and arrest them all for treason. Then send then to Gitmo to await trial by military tribunal. That is exactly what I would have done if it was legal or not. After it was all over God could sort them out at the gates.

  3. Pelosi is a total jerk and needs to get out of office, and leave the President alone!!!!! Her policies as aDemocrat is sick!!!! The way she waves her hands is sending a message to the people you have to listen to me cause I’m the high school prom queen. Makes me sick!!!

    1. SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED WHEN SHE RIPPED UP TRUMP STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. SHE CALLS HERSELF A CONGRESS WOMEN SHE IS A PIECE OF SHIFF. A WOMAN THATS A REAL LOSER. VOTE HER OUT IN CALIFORNIA SHE IS DISGRACEFUL.

  4. I guess you Democrats think it’s alright for Obama to commute over a thousand prisoners sentenced and for it not to be a crime but if it’s a Republican like The POTUS it’s a crime. All you Democrats should be put out to Pasture, especially Pelosi

  5. We forget who Clinton pardoned. Lets refresh the Democrats memory, Roger Clinton, the president’s brother and Susan McDougal, his friend and business partner. Then there was the fugitive Marc Rich who was a major Democratic donor and Clinton had wiped away his convictions for fraud, tax evasion, racketeering and illegal dealings with Iran. So why is what Trump did so horrible??? Again it’s the good old double standards.
    Lets not forget Susan Rosenberg, a radical who was jailed for political bombing plots during the 1980’s at the Capito and the Navy War College along with other targets. She was also tied to the 1981 Brinks amored car robbery that killed a guard and two police officer. Clinton pardoned her in 2001, now she is affiliated with the Company that handles the money for the BLM organization. So tell us how crooked Trump is when these Democrats have been screwing the American people for 32 years!!! Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler and all of the Democrats need to go, They are the SWAMP.

  6. Get Nancy Pelosi out and Adam Schiff too.They are on my last nerve. The lies that come out of their mouths non stop.

  7. Obama pardoned over 2,000 dangerous terrorist and the like ,Trump has pardoned only 33 or 36 whom are not dangerous terrorist,most of them ruined just because of association with Trump.Roger Stone should of never even gone to trial since we know there was no Russian collusion,and when it did he was denied to present his defense,by the Judge whom hated Trump to begin with.He was screwed no matter what.Unless you are pleading guilty all of us are entitled to defense,it’s the law.Adam Schiff did everything to set him up ,also CNN news played a big part in this scandle,being the only network tipped off of what was going down and the only ones allowed in front of Stone’s house as it went down like they were arresting a dangerous well known Terrorist,all for the show to have the naive public believe he was a very bad person.Sick evil pieces of poop,we must not let this go on.

  8. Never heard anything about Obama granting Riveria that Pardon or Clemency or whatever. He was and still is a very dangerous terrorist who should have been executed for his horrible crimes!

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