Saturday, December 5, 2015

Holder Spins Away

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who presided over one of the most disastrous periods for the pardon power in American history, says he "thinks" President Obama may not have used the pardon power as much as he may have "thought" was "appropriate. Nonetheless, Holder says he (Obama) and the White House applied "constant pressure" on the Department of Justice to get names of persons deserving clemency.

The resistance from Holder's Justice Department must have been exceptionally enormous because all of that pressure - to date - has resulted in the Obama administration being one of the least merciful in American history.

Still, Holder suggests that President Obama may grant as many as 10,000 commutations in the last year of his term - a figure already contested by Justice Department officials who are guessing more like 1-2,000. See video here.

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