Monday, August 28, 2017

NR on The Pardon

National Review takes the position that President Trump's first pardon was "for the benefit of a political crony" who "repeatedly flouted court orders and detained aliens on suspicion of being in the United States illegally" and the pardon "effectively endorses Arpaio’s misconduct." Further, says NR, if Trump had simply waited, "it is possible that there’d have been no need to consider a pardon."
Instead, Trump’s pardon is so premature that Arpaio was not even eligible under Justice Department guidelines to petition for a pardon. Furthermore, if Arpaio was wrongfully convicted, as his lawyers and allies maintain, the judicial system has been denied the opportunity to reverse the result. While the pardon formally forgives the sheriff’s lawlessness, the legal proceeding to this point will remain (another) mark against him. 
See full editorial here.

3 comments:

BLT31 said...

National Review is an "establishment" news outlet slanted to appease the RINO Republicans like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell along with John McCain. Sorry, but the pardon was spot on correct because the trial was tainted and biased by an Obama judge who was also the jury. Why are people making a big deal of a misdemeanor conviction of a person who was just doing his job as defined....except for the opposite party liking him doing his job??

BLT31 said...

Why did George Soros spend over $2 Million of his own money to get Sheriff Arpaio convicted on this goofy charge? Can someone tell us why Soros got involved?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Soros thought it was important to uphold the rule of law.

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