A former Taliban captive, a Rastafarian prophet, and a bunch of drug dealers walk into the Oval Office… No, that’s not the beginning of a joke, fellow patriots.
President Barack Obama has been presented with a list of names for clemency consideration before he finally leaves office in two weeks, including all of those characters. Obama may pull a Bill Clinton and issue pardons to an extremely high number of controversial convicts.
The traitor Bowe Bergdahl is among the names on the Obama clemency list. The grieving loved ones of the six men who died while looking for Berghahl after he intentionally walked off his post and into the hands of the Taliban surely would object to clemency being offered to this coward.
Edward Snowden is also on the pardon list. Liberals consider Snowden a traitor for blowing the whistle on the NSA for snooping on American citizens. Conservatives are split on whether or not Edward Snowden is a patriot or a traitor.
Obama will probably not sign off on a pardon for anyone a single Republican or Libertarian thinks is worthy of a second chance.
Donald Trump has deemed Edward Snowden a “terrible traitor,” Yahoo notes. Liberal activists in Snowden’s corner claim Trump will force the death penalty in his case if he is extradited from Russia back to the United States.
That’s nothing more than another dose of the same liberal fear mongering which has been coming for urban elites and the Hollywood set since Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. Snowden killed no one, that is indisputable – the death penalty will not be on the table.
Leonard Peltier is seeking a pardon from Obama as well. The Native American activist was convicted for the 1975 deaths of two FBI agents on the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. Peltier’s case is one fraught with speculation and possibly unethical shenanigans by federal government investigators and attorneys—he may very well deserve at least a new trial, but many of the witnesses in the case could now be dead.
Liberals are taking up the cause of Bradley Manning during Obama’s final days in office. The former soldier now goes by the name of Chelsea Manning. She is serving a 35-year prison sentence for mishandling 700,000 sensitive military and diplomatic documents, some of which were classified, having given the documents to WikiLeaks.
Manning supporters maintain the sentence is excessive and claim she is psychologically frail and tried to commit suicide twice. If the transgender soldier can get more than three decades in prison for sharing government documents she wasn’t supposed to, shouldn’t Hillary Clinton get at least a little time in the big house for doing the same thing?
Obama granted 148 requests for clemency since taking office in 2009. He has offered 1,176 commutations, surpassing any other president in the history of our republic.