Obama commutes sentences for 330 more federal prisoners

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January 20, 2017

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President Obama commuted the sentences of 330 more federal prisoners on Thursday, the second batch of clemency grants in his final week in office.

Mr. Obama’s action brought the total number of commutations during his presidency to a record-breaking 1,715, far more than any president in history. The offenders whose sentences were cut short Thursday were in prison for drug crimes, many serving life prison terms under stiff penalties imposed decades ago.

Earlier this week, Mr. Obama issued pardons and commutations for 273 individuals, including military-secrets leaker Chelsea Manning.

Of the 330 individuals whose sentences were commuted Thursday, 78 had been convicted of firearms offenses along with drug crimes. Some of the individuals were convicted of trafficking in large amounts of drugs. For example, Maria Aide Delgado of Weslaco, Texas, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 218.5 kilograms of marijuana in 2007.

White House counsel Neil Eggleston said the total commutations have included 568 people who had been sentenced to life in prison.

153 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • wellilltellya says:

    to me it looks like barry is building an ARMY of CRIMINALS ?WHY? could it be he has a plan to attack the country he is LEAVING ? to the end take AMERICA DOWN, with WHAT or WHOEVER has been the foreigners plan. even from NEBRASKA I see the HATE and MISCONTENT with the country the rest of us LOVE. I an PRAYING the INTERNATIONAL courts DO what they have threatened, try him for acts of WAR and tyranny for supporting the ISIS, and supplying them weapons

  • HENRI says:

    this was a move by a very vindictive sick man to get back at americans for voting for trump but most of these same people will be back in behind bars just mark my words it will happen

  • NM Leon says:

    At last we are rid of this pro-terrorist, anti American president.

  • snowyriver says:

    I wish I had enough funds that I could become a full time vigilante. Or maybe a 1,715 time vigilante.

  • gvette says:

    Barry want to make sure he can get drugs! Him, and his daughter can smoke weed together!

    1. Retired says:

      Are they His Daughters ??

      1. gvette says:

        Adopted, retired.

        1. Retired says:

          Have heard that for a very long time.

          1. gvette says:

            I spent a lot of time researching it. They don’t make it easy to find, so yes, even the search engins try to protect that nigger!

  • texexpatriate says:

    Obama identifies with dopers, traitors, and terrorists so why be surprised?

    1. snowyriver says:

      Obama is champion of gays, Why?.. Obama is champion of illegal immigrants, Why? Could it be because he is one himself?

  • MoonBeamWatcher says:

    Have to wonder about “Non-Violent Drug Dealers” just how many cars jacked convenience stors robbed and murders committed by their “Customers” to raise the money to buy the drugs? Just because the Drug Dealer “ONLY” sells drugs put him or her in the same position as the driver of a getaway car that races from murder and meyham by his passengers! In for a pinch, in for a POUND!

  • justinwachin says:

    This is a good example of why I support the death penalty. Once a person is executed there is no chance it will be undone, unlike a life sentence.

  • donl says:

    Hey Libs, tell me again how much OBIE cares about We The People.

    1. MoonBeamWatcher says:

      That’s “IMON BARACK, SOETO BARRY HUSEIN OBIE”!

    2. snowyriver says:

      He promised change… lol… What he didn’t say was fear and chaos, was his change.

  • MARK FREDERICK says:

    He is having a field day issuing major drug dealers and people Trump will have to deal with again. Manning might be a blessing in the end, the taxpayers won’t have to pay for his sex change operation. They do need to track everyone of the prisoners he has pardoned because I’m sure over 50% of these people will not have learned a lesson and will repeat the crime that put them in prison to start with. I wish the outgoing president had to release the reason why they were pardoned. I wish about half of these crooks would move in next door to him.

    1. Mrseddies says:

      They could not afford it….

  • Askjrsk says:

    The good thing is not see the face nor hear the voice or worry about actions of the first black Muslim gay married to a tranny pervert.

  • Son Shine says:

    Don’t understand this congress for not getting him for treason. Manning worse than Rosenburgs and they were put to death. He’s the worse president we have

  • preston says:

    The only president in history that actually hated the country he ruled. Thank God the S.O.B. will be gone today even though I know he’ll be trying to setup a shadow government. Total lowlife

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Got that right

    2. AKLady2015 says:

      I guess that hate must be why he was elected for a second term.

      1. Retired says:

        Everyone knows it was stolen the second time, except YOU.

        1. AKLady says:

          We the People do not elect a President.
          We the People have never elected a President.
          We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.

          Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
          Start with the Electoral College.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

      2. Bob says:

        Lots of Americans hate this country. The schools are teaching it. They focus on what’s wrong instead of what’s good. They think government will fix the problem and don’t understand government is the problem…..picking winners and losers….deciding who gets special treatment….

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          “Lots of Americans hate this country”
          Yes, and your post makes it very clear you are one of them.

          1. Bob says:

            Exactly which part of my post shows I hate America?

          2. AKLady says:

            “The schools are teaching it”

          3. Bob says:

            Oh, I see. I observe that the schools are teaching kids to hate America and you attack me. I’ll assume that means you agree with me and have run out of defenses for your position. Oops, your close-mindedness is showing.

          4. AKLady says:

            Opinion is not fact.

            Schools are trying to cure the hate our young people are being brainwashed with every day.

            The religious hate spewed on this blog is a prime example of the brainwashing. There are 1.6 billion Muslims in this world. They are not all terrorists.

            In fact, many are America’s allies. If it were not for Morocco, the American Revolution may not have succeeded.

          5. Bob says:

            Can you back up your claim with an Internet link or 2?

          6. AKLady says:

            These are a few of America’s allies:

            Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Myanmar, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Rwanda, Cambodia, Honduras, Uganda, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Rwanda, Djibouti, Morocco, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

          7. AKLady says:

            There are 1.6 billion Muslims.
            Islam is the second largest of the world’s regions.
            Now, would you like to prove that Muslims are terrorists?

          8. Bob says:

            You need to cite your source. As far as Muslim terrorists… World Trade Center, Boston bombers, Orlando night club, Paris, Sirt, Nice, Belgium, Turkey airport, San Bernadino, failed Times Square bomb, underwear bomber, Fort Lauderdale, all in the name of peaceful Islam, not to mention honor and revenge killings in the name of Islam. What other religion is as or more brutal?
            http://mobile.wnd.com/2015/07/big-list-of-muslim-terror-attacks-in-u-s-since-911/

      3. NM Leon says:

        No, he was elected both times because he was able to con idiots like you.

        1. AKLady says:

          .,
          We the People do not elect a President.
          We the People have never elected a President.
          We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.

          Suggest you learn how your government actually functions.
          Start with the Electoral College.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

          1. NM Leon says:

            We the people elect the electors that elect the President.
            We the people have always in one form or another elected said electors.
            We the people elect the electors in accordance with the Constitution.
            Suggest you learn how presidential elections work.

            Obozo was elected both times because he was able to con idiots like you into voting for his electors.

          2. AKLady says:

            The electors are appointed by their respective political parties. I have very bad news for you, they do not always vote as the have pledged. They do not follow the popular vote.

            Here are five examples: John Quincy Adams (R), Rutherford B. Hayes (R), Benjamin Harrison (R), George W. Bush (R) and Donald Trump (R).

          3. NM Leon says:

            Tell us, did it take a lot of practice for you to become so stupid, or does it come naturally?

            It can vary depending on the state, but electors are generally either nominated by their state party central committee, or they actively campaign for a spot and then a vote is held at the state’s party convention.

            In either case it’s we the voters who elect the winning electors to cast their votes at the meeting of the Electoral College.

            Other than when a candidate has died, there have been 6 Republican and 77 Democrat “faithless” electors

            In 1796 there was 1 faithless elector who voted for Jefferson instead of John Adams (who was a Federalist, the Republican party didn’t exist until 1854).

            There were no faithless electors in 1824 (John Quincy Adams also a federalist)

            There were no faithless electors in 1876 (Hayes) or 1888 (Harrison).

            There was a faithless elector in 2000 and another in 2004, but they were both Dems. None of GW’s were faithless.

            There were 7 faithless electors in 2016, 2 of Trumps, and 5 of Hillary’s.

            You’re not very good at this history stuff, are you?

          4. AKLady says:

            The electors are appointed by their respective political parties.– same thing you said, just fewer words.
            The “faithless electors” in 2016 made a very exacting comment on the candidates running for office. They disapproved of both.

            I believe that in the long run, Trump will be impeached. He is already attempting to do away with the 1st Amendment by “royal” edict.

  • Allan Scott says:

    I wonder if any of those prisoners that were commuted are white and Christians? Probably not.

    1. Askjrsk says:

      No OBAMA racist and bigoted.

    2. Retired says:

      Over 50% will be back in less than a year.

  • Jose says:

    “Happy days are here again, happy are here again”. Mr big N (nobody) is gone as noon today so let declare today a holiday for the rest of the day and give everyone (except democrats LOL) the rest of the day off. Oh hell, let give even the dumocrats (sic) the rest of the day off so they can whine and cry some more.

  • 3ronald1 says:

    It is obvious that Obummer is FOR criminals, not for honest people! He is such a mess – releasing criminals from jail and Gitmo, too. He is a disaster to this country! He needs to move to Chicago – or out of this country totally.

  • GreatDayNow says:

    Agreed Bob–wants to make Trump look bad. I wish all of them could be tracked so we could see how many get put back in prison and how long it takes…..

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Fill Gitmo. Make it self supporting. Grow their own food etc.

  • Bob says:

    He promised to close Guantanimo Bay on the first day of his presidency. He didn’t release all those terrorists then, on his watch. He’s releasing them now so they can run wild during Trump’s presidency. It’s as though he wants insure a terror attack to happen now. Same can be said with the release of all the drug and firearm offenders…..

    1. Bowserb says:

      Exactly. Mr. Stop Gun Violence released 78 of this batch who were also convicted of firearms crimes. He wants more crime after Trump takes office. I wish someone with access to the info could publish a list of all 1,715 criminals, their offenses, their original sentences, and how many years early they’re being released. America should know how many criminals have been turned loose by Obama.

      1. Askjrsk says:

        That we can be overtaken. We hired the enemy to destroy us in Obama. That’s his legacy. Mission failed he did not destroy us.

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      2. AKLady2015 says:

        Suggest you go visit the Innocence Project. You need to learn a few things about justice in America. Such as the fact that it depends on how much money you have and the color of your skin. http://www.innocenceproject.org/

        1. Retired says:

          You are one sick person, these were bad news criminals the Obama released in the last batch,

          1. AKLady says:

            LOL. As usual, you have no idea as to what you are speaking. The majority of those released could not be convicted of their crime today — the laws have been repealed.

          2. Retired says:

            That is not true in all states. A lot were criminals with Drug and Gun violations just like what happened in the state of Va. so there would be more democrat votes. Most were felons that now can vote. How many were released in Republican states seeing you are over informed ??

        2. NM Leon says:

          I haven’t heard that any of these commutation were of innocent people. Do you have any evidence of their innocence?

          Perhaps a better question would be why, if he believed any of them innocent, Obozo’s didn’t pardon instead of commute.

          Suggest you pull your head out of your arse.

          1. AKLady2015 says:

            Suggest you educate yourself to the changes that have taken place in many state’s laws.

            The mandatory ‘third-strike is a life sentence’ laws have been repealed.

            I also recommend you educate yourself by going to the Innocence Project. http://www.innocenceproject.or

          2. NM Leon says:

            “Third strike” assumes guilt for a third time, not innocence.

            Pull your head out of your arse.

          3. AKLady says:

            You got the :assumes” part right.
            Juries are not infallible.

            Suggest you visit the Innocence Project

            We the People do not elect a President.
            We the People have never elected a President.
            We the People cannot elect President — the Constitution does not permit us to do so.

            Suggest you learn how your government actually functions. Start with the Electoral College.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

          4. NM Leon says:

            You have gone completely around the bend.

            Suggest you seek professional help.

          5. AKLady says:

            They say ignorance is bliss.
            You are not only very blissful,
            you are very proud of your ignorance.

          6. NM Leon says:

            Says the most ignorant poster in this forum. Tell us again how Vietnam, Equatorial Guinea, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Honduras, Uganda, and Kenya are Muslim nations. Tell us again how there are already fences and walls across most of the border. Tell us again how Tell us again how except for special cases, all Presidents wait until the very end of their term to issue pardons.

            You really are amusing, dumb as a rock, but amusing.

          7. AKLady says:

            Your bigotry and ignorance embarrasses America. You are anything but amusing. Quite the contrary.

            It is so much easier to insult than to look up facts. You are not man enough to admit when you are wrong.

          8. NM Leon says:

            I’ll readily admit it when I’m wrong, but it hasn’t happened yet in our discussions.

            It’s you who constantly make outrageous and outright false claims. I mean really, Equatorial Guinea is Muslim? That will no doubt come as something of a surprise to the 93% of the population who are Roman Catholic.

          9. AKLady says:

            This is what the U.S.-Mexico border looked like BEFORE Trump ever entered the run for President You were taken in by a professional salesman. Nothing knew there, salesmen do it every day gf the week.
            https://www.google.com/search?q=border+walls+in+america&biw=915&bih=1266&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjPw7e0o9zRAhVIy2MKHUsUB_cQ7AkIfA&dpr=1

          10. NM Leon says:

            This is what much of the border looks like TODAY. You are willingly delusional, seeing the world the way you think it should be, not the way it actually is.

            https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-verizon&source=android-browser&q=us+border+with+only+barbed+wire+fence#imgrc=XZ1pYvNULoDoKM%3A

          11. AKLady says:

            I am vey familiar with the border area. My ancestors are among the Texas’ early settlers. They founded a town about eight miles southeast of Elgin in northern Bastrop County.

          12. NM Leon says:

            If you are familiar with the border, then why the f uck are you posting bullschitte about it?

          13. AKLady says:

            Sewer language. so very childish.

          14. NM Leon says:

            Libtard trolling a Web site and making schitte up out of whole cloth, so very childish (but mildly amusing).

          15. AKLady says:

            Thank you.
            Your input is always welcome
            It says so much about you.
            Also, name calling is really, really childish.

          16. NM Leon says:

            Thank you, your opinion is worth almost as much as I paid for it.

          17. ABO says:

            Because it’s what she does for a living, NM Leon. She’s a professional liar otherwise known as a liberal troll.

          18. NM Leon says:

            Yeah, but it’s fun to tweak their tails sometimes.

          19. ABO says:

            Careful, you’ll make her head explode.

          20. NM Leon says:

            That’s the goal 😉

          21. ABO says:

            Endeavor to persevere.

          22. NM Leon says:

            I live just a few miles from the border (El Paso) and my business takes me to it quite often to Nogales and Otay Mesa.

            I also hunt frequently along the border and often see the garbage dumps left by illegals.

    2. Askjrsk says:

      Obama wants war. He hates America

      1. AKLady2015 says:

        The only hate for America is bigots such as yourself.

        1. Retired says:

          AK the Biggest bigot of all posters.

    3. AKLady2015 says:

      Congress would not allow Gitmo to be closed.
      They are afraid America will by prosecuted for Geneva Convention violations. Prisoners were tortured.

      1. Retired says:

        That is a place you need to visit to fiend out the Truth WHY YOU HATE the US.

      2. NM Leon says:

        No, they don’t want the equivalent of prisoners of war to be afforded criminal rights.

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          Excuse me?

          1. The 5th Amendment says the criminally accused get a hearing.

          2. The Geneva Convention says POWs are released at the end of the war. It also states that torture is a war crime.

          1. NM Leon says:

            None of them were criminally accused, that’s the point.

            The “war” was never declared, else they could be kept in a prisoner of war camp inside the U.S.

            You realize that the only Geneva Protocol we have signed is Protocol III allowing the Red Crystal as a medical symbol, right?

            You of course are aware that we have never ratified the UN Convention Against Torture, right?

            No, you weren’t aware of any of it, you are just a bullschitte spreading troll.

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            Your facts are more than a bit off.

          3. AKLady2015 says:

            You are incorrect, as usual.
            The United States signed Convention Against Torture on April 18, 1988, and ratified the Convention on October 21, 1994.

            Protocols I and II are essentially expansions to the underlying treaties. Protocols I and II basically protect victims of war. There are three additional protocols, two of which also deal with the protections of victims of armed conflicts. We are not signatory to these, in part because (it is claimed) our laws already forbid much of the behavior.

            I suspect you are not old enough to remember th My Lai Massacre.

          4. NM Leon says:

            I was in Laos and Cambodia when My Lai happened.

            http://www.hrweb.org/legal/catsigs.html

            I know you are old enough to have your head up your arse.

          5. NM Leon says:

            You might want to check your own sources, darlin. according to the UN we never ratified it. (Wikipedia is a publicly edited encyclopedia, subject to gross errors, especially without sourced footnotes).

            In any case you have sidestepped the question of whether the “enemy combatants” are criminals under US law or whether they are the equivalent of prisoners of war.

          6. AKLady2015 says:

            As long as the “prisoners” are kept outside the U.S., they are not afforded the protections of the U.S. Constitution.

            I am not your “darling”. Your information is invalid.

            Frankly, you have confused two completely different items because a similarity of their names. Like I said, you need a better information source.

            Try looking up the “Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture” adopted by the UN on December 18, 2002 and entered into force on June 22, 2006.

          7. NM Leon says:

            You might want to google prisoner of war rights vs criminal rights. The second is afforded habeas corpus , the first is not. Mystery solved for all but the stupid (that would be you).

          8. AKLady says:

            Problem, Leon, the prisoners at Gitmo were neither POWs nor criminals. Some have been held for over 15 years. Some have been kept in solitary confinement so long that they have become severely mentally ill.
            Had they been POWs. the U/S. would have ben required to release them at the end of the Iraq War. That did not happen, There are still prisoners at Gitmo.
            That war ended under Bush. He signed the treaty and Congress approved it, It was ratified by the Iraq government.

          9. NM Leon says:

            Problem, idiot lady, the war they were captured in was the (as yet) undeclared “war on terror”, not the undeclared war in Iraq. The overwhelming majority were NOT captured in Iraq at all.

            Suggest you get a clue.

          10. AKLady says:

            The Iraq Resolution (formally the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002,[1] Pub.L. 107–243, 116 Stat. 1498, enacted October 16, 2002, H.J.Res. 114) is a joint resolution passed by the United States Congress in October 2002 as Public Law No: 107-243, authorizing military action against Iraq.[2]

          11. NM Leon says:

            And your point is?

          12. NM Leon says:

            “As long as the “prisoners” are kept outside the U.S., they are not afforded the protections of the U.S. Constitution.”

            Yep, that’s what I said.

          13. AKLady says:

            Your claim was that the United States signed Convention Against Torture Actually, they have in effect signed two of them.

          14. NM Leon says:

            Having problems with reading comprehension?

          15. AKLady says:

            No, but you have a real comprehension issue.

          16. AKLady says:

            The Iraq Resolution (formally the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, Pub.L. 107–243, 116 Stat. 1498, enacted October 16, 2002, H.J.Res. 114) is a joint resolution passed by the United States Congress in October 2002 as Public Law No: 107-243, authorizing military action against …

          17. NM Leon says:

            Okay…that’s twice you’ve posted the same irrelevancy. What special meaning does it have for you?

          18. AKLady says:

            It is a declaration of war.

          19. NM Leon says:

            No, it’s not. We have legally declared war only 11 times and have not had a legal Declaration of War since WWII.

            The ability to keep POWs within our borders depends on a formal Declaration.

          20. AKLady says:

            Leon, Leon, Leon …

            You seem to think a declaration of war must be made against a country. Well, foolish one, in this particular case, that was not possible, Hence, war was declared against the identified enemy…

          21. NM Leon says:

            A declaration certainly is not needed in order for us to kick butt and “wage war”, but a formal declaration of war is needed to keep enemy combatants out of our criminal system if they are held within our borders. In fact, the term “enemy combatants” itself is used instead of POWs because there has not been a formal declaration of war.

      3. Bob says:

        So why didn’t Obama just release the prisoners on day one instead of 8 years later? Did Congress stop him then but not now?

        1. AKLady2015 says:

          If you check the historic record, you will find that, except for special cases, all Presidents wait until the vey end of their term to issue pardons.

          1. Bob says:

            Oh, so promise on day 1 deliver on day 2920 ish. That’s effective. I don’t recall any of the presidents campaigning on releasing prisoners except Obama… You still haven’t answered, why not release them earlier if there imprisonment was so wrong that Obama made a big deal of the Gitmo closing on day 1 ? Why wait?

          2. AKLady2015 says:

            You need to go back and check facts.

            Obama tried to close Gitmo. His last attempt was blocked by Congress on November 10, 2015. The Senate voted 91-3 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act which contained multiple obstacles to closing the prison.

          3. Bob says:

            You still haven’t answered…. why not just release the prisoners before his last days? Congress may still be blocking him from closing Gitmo but he’s releasing prisoners now. Accordingly, he could have released them day one. And if he thought all the prisoners in US jails were wrongly imprisoned, why did he let them serve 8 more years?
            WHY? Pease answer the question.

          4. AKLady says:

            Because he did not want to give them false hope?

          5. Bob says:

            False hope….by releasing them?
            Please explain.

          6. AKLady says:

            Had he utilized his Constitutional right to pardon earlier, some in Congress would have wasted taxpayer money in an attempt to stop the release.

            Those imprisoned in Gitmo are in legal limbo. They are not officially POWs, hence are not covered by the Geneva Convention. Because they are not on American soil, technically they are not protected by the U.S. Constitution.

          7. Bob says:

            Why didn’t Obama just free them when he had democratic majorities? Since he unjustifiably let them stay in jail just to save us some taxpayer money. Heck, he could have raised taxes and made the 1 percent pay for it. Where’s the justice?

          8. AKLady says:

            No, Bob, the income tax rate cannot be increased by Presidential Executive Order.

            He left them in Gitmo so that Congress could not prevent him from releasing them. Several of those men have been imprisoned for more than 15 years.

            There are no family visits. Many are forbidden to communicate by phone or teleconference, although they can send letters to relatives. Some are allowed one call a year, others two, the majority are not allowed any.

          9. Bob says:

            That’s terrible. So I want to know, what mechanism did Obama use to release them at the end of his presidency that wasn’t available at the beginning? It still looks like he released them at the end so it would be someone else’s mess to deal with. Obama was concerned with his narrative. And with all this back and forth between you and me, you have yet to convince me otherwise.

          10. AKLady says:

            The Electoral College elected him twice.
            Mechanism? Simple, no time for Congress to interfere.

          11. Bob says:

            So once he’s out the door none of his releases can be challenged? What law is that anyway?

          12. AKLady says:

            Once out the door, the releases cannot be put back in prison.

          13. Bob says:

            You’re just making it up as you go. The last minute pardons are purely a political manuever. Obama’s motives are suspect.
            http://www.rferl.org/a/The_Hows_Whys_And_Whens_Of_US_Presidential_Pardons/1372250.html
            Pardons can occur at any time during a presidential administration, but they do tend to come especially at the end, and for a couple of reasons. One is because it’s business presidents tend to bump down the road, as it were. Also, pardons can raise political questions. Presidents have little to gain politically by pardoning people, and stand to lose a fair amount because if they pardon people — like the Marc Rich case — or if President [George W.] Bush were to issue some last-minute pardons that were politically questionable, it could only hurt their political standing.

            But when the president is walking out the door, it doesn’t really matter. And also, media attention will generally be less at the very end of a presidential administration because all of the focus and attention is on the new president coming in.

            RFE/RL: Given the potential for inappropriate pardons, is there anything Congress can do to make sure that pardons go only those who deserve them?

            Spitzer: There have been efforts in the past in Congress to curtail the pardon power of presidents. There is a question, however, whether such a move would be constitutional or not. It is a power that is generally recognized to belong to the president, and Congress perhaps could legislate to establish a more detailed procedure for the issuance of pardons. There might be other, more technical things Congress could do, but there’s probably not very much political desire in Congress to try and tamper with the pardon power.

          14. AKLady says:

            What you suggest would require a Constitutional Amendment.

            “The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 2

          15. Bob says:

            Not a suggestion, a statement of fact…. you don’t know what you’re talking about. Obama had the power to release them on day 1 and didn’t. He released them on the last day and now we have to deal with his $hit.
            Stop wasting everyone’s time with your made up bs.

          16. AKLady says:

            So, you think the Constitution is BS …

          17. Bob says:

            YOUR made up bs. You said that congress could undo a presidential pardon if the president was still in office. And then you quote the constitution to back up your argument,”he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States”. So where’s the part about congress undoing the pardon?
            That’s the bs! yours!

          18. AKLady says:

            It is called a “veto”.
            However, it cannot take place after-the-fact.

          19. Bob says:

            There you go making $hit up again. Congress can’t “veto” a pardon or anything else for that matter.

          20. AKLady says:

            You can’t put the genie back in the bottle.

          21. Bob says:

            What law is it that keeps congress from interfering just because the president is no longer in office?

          22. NM Leon says:

            Really? Obozo has issued pardons on January 17, 2017, December 19, 2016, January 16, 2016, December 18, 2015, December 17, 2014, December 19, 2013, March 1, 2013, November 21, 2011, May 20, 2011, and December 3, 2010.

            Maybe YOU should check the historic record before you spread your bullschitte.

          23. AKLady2015 says:

            Your name calling impressed me.
            It told me that you are a complete idiot and a bigot.

          24. NM Leon says:

            Your ignorance impressed me.
            It told me you are a complete idiot (in other words, a Democrat).

          25. AKLady says:

            Thank you.
            Your input is always welcome
            It says so much about you.

          26. NM Leon says:

            You’re welcome. Your bullschitte trolling says so much about you, none of it good.

          27. wellilltellya says:

            barry waited till his rioting AMERICANS against AMERICANS final result his recently released criminals will slip right in with the Blacks and more rights comming right up thanks to the rioting poor sport LOOSERS ! I have never seen such HATE and DISCONCENT from any one party cause they LOST ? that is NOT THE WAY AMERICANS DO IT, that is the way third world countries act? total bullsh## led by a foreigner with the intent to DIVIDE AMERICA ?WHAT thats right divided we don’t have a chance. UNITED STATES of AMERICA does! time to grow up and GET ON WITH THIS ! we have spent enough time wet nursing and AMERICA SITS IDLE WHY? I got it all those in favor of RIOTING,protesting , destruction of citizens property. GO ELSEWHERE the rest of us LOVE AMERICA and all we want is you to stop this NONSENCE so we can get back to the business of getting AMERICA UNITED STATES of AMERICA

          28. AKLady2015 says:

            If you are going to criticize our government, please learn to write our language.

            Oh, and by the way, you post is filled with hate.
            It is also filled with lies.

          29. NM Leon says:

            Your presence here is an act of hate. That’s okay, we don’t expect the baboons in the zoo to like us either.

          30. ABO says:

            This from the illiterate clown who just wrote ” POWs ot criminals”. “If POWs they should have bewn released at war’s ens”. I think a remedial spelling course should be in your future. Get it right yourself before you criticize others, AKLoony.

          31. AKLady says:

            Thank you.
            I admit to being a very bad typist.
            Suggest you learn the difference between spelling and typographical errors.

          32. ABO says:

            I am well aware of the difference between spelling errors and typos. I also recognize that you are obviously far too lazy to read back what you’ve written before posting it. You always have all sorts of excuses for your indecipherable writings and invariably claim your misspellings are simply typos but when you misspell the same words over and over the same way they are not typos. The case at hand were I admit, typos. I pointed out the errors to make my point that even if they are typos they do not excuse your laziness in allowing them to be posted that way. As far as using the typo excuse every time, I stand by my assertion that when you misspell the same words the same way repeatedly in so many of your posts it is poor spelling, not typos. Oh and by the way, Your usual excuse that many great men were poor spellers didn’t hold water as I recently debunked your story about Ben Franklin and offered the facts on several others. Of course you didn’t respond to it and that says so much about you.

          33. AKLady says:

            Do you know what a run-on sentence is?

            The only things you have “debunked” is your claim to accuracy and historic knowledge.

            Save you insults for someone you can impress.

          34. ABO says:

            Apparently you choose to ignore the truth yet again, as is your habit. When you claimed that Benjamin Franklin was a poor speller I posted a detailed response debunking that statement. When Franklin was 15 years old his brother employed hi at his newspaper, The New England Courant as a typesetter and as Franklin’s spelling was impeccable he was made a proofreader. Doesn’t sound like a poor speller to me. But of course what would you be without your fabrications?
            That also proves my historic knowledge to be far superior to yours If you need to make up stories about historic figures that says a great deal about you.

          35. AKLady says:

            “Ben Franklin wasn’t a particularly good speller in his time, and actually felt that the alphabet as it stood (and still does today) was what was holding so many back from being able to spell. In a letter he once wrote, “You need not be concerned in writing to me about your bad spelling, for in my opinion as our alphabet now stands the bad spelling, or what is called so, is generally best, as conforming to the sound of the letters and of the words.” Whether you struggle with spelling or not, you have to admit he has a point, as many words are spelled quite differently than they sound.” http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/01/24/15-famous-thinkers-who-couldnt-spell/

          36. ABO says:

            Very dissimilar to what I’ve read about Franklin but your source seems legitimate. I worked, just out of high school as a printer’s apprentice and learned much about Franklin from my employer. Once in college I studied Franklin and most of what I read confirmed what I had learned from my employer. At any rate thank you for your post which is indeed interesting and I will further research this information

          37. AKLady says:

            Thank you.
            I look up facts before pasting.

    4. AKLady says:

      Which are they: POWs ot Criminals?
      If POWS, they should have bewn released at war’s ens.
      If criminals, there should have been hearings.

      Oh, and those “drug offenders”, in many, if not most cases, the laws they were convicted under have been repealed. In other cases, many were handed life sentences for three minor convictions.

      America continues deficit spending, adding to the national debt.
      Why should someone caught with less than an ounce of MJ serve a life sentence?

  • Dan says:

    Looks like the choom gang will be getting back together…..

  • Charles Reed says:

    Friend looking after friends.

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