Presidential Pardons Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jul 14, 2020

So let’s get this straight. President Trump, in the style of previous presidents with names like Obama and Clinton, commutes the sentence of Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and ally long before Trump of presidents Nixon and Reagan. Here…

by | Jul 13, 2020

There is unbridled outrage by the political Left and their media partners over President Donald Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence. No matter what one thinks of the commutation, Trump’s executive clemency decision pales in comparison to the final…

by | Feb 23, 2020

For decades, a small cadre of reformers pushed whichever president occupied the Oval Office to use his pardon power more frequently and put a lid on draconian federal sentences that put low-level and midlevel offenders away for decades, even life….

by | Nov 18, 2019

Regardless of what President Trump does, the media are quick to find “experts” to condemn his action. They’re doing that right now to the president’s decision to grant clemency to three military men — two Army officers, one of whom…

by | Dec 12, 2018

Now that the Mueller and related New York State sentencing memos are in for Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort — and with rumors increasingly circulating that the Mueller Investigation that was supposed to look into collusion between the 2016 Trump…

by | Nov 28, 2018

I have never met Paul Manafort, but I am told that we were undergraduates together at Georgetown in the 1960s. Recently one of his classmates related a story about Manafort’s tenure as the president of Georgetown’s Young Republicans. According to…

by | Jun 6, 2018

Washington President Donald Trump asserted Monday that he has “the absolute right to PARDON myself,” though he said there’s no need to because “I have done nothing wrong.” It was the sort of Twitter pronouncement that drives Trump’s critics crazy…

by | Jun 3, 2018

Washington Reality TV star Kim Kardashian visited the White House Wednesday to urge President Donald Trump to commute the sentence of a 63-year-old great-grandmother serving a federal sentence of life without parole for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Instead, Trump…

by | Jun 1, 2018

Donald Trump pardoned bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza on Thursday for campaign finance violations. Now how about pardoning him for all of those prostitutes he killed at truck stops throughout the Southwest? Pardon me for coming to a false assumption about…

by | Dec 21, 2017

When The American Spectator speaks, President Trump listens. Somewhat more than two months ago, I explained in some detail here in TAS why President Trump should pardon Sholom Rubashkin. Indeed, President Trump’s just announced commutation (an exoneration, as I see…

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