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Pelosi Unhinged — Goes After Trump For Something Obama Did

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Democrats lost their minds after President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of former adviser Roger Stone – and Nancy Pelosi turned it into an opportunity to restrict the President’s powers.

On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that she would support a bill that would limit the president’s pardoning abilities.

Stone had been sentenced to three years in prison for witness tampering and lying to Congress. He was also arrested in an infamous early morning bust with multiple armed police raiding the 67-year-old’s home as CNN captured it on camera.

After commuting Stone’s sentence, the White House released a statement calling the former adviser “a victim of the Russia Hoax.”

“The collusion delusion spawned endless and farcical investigations, conducted at great taxpayer expense, looking for evidence that did not exist. As it became clear that these witch hunts would never bear fruit, the Special Counsel’s Office resorted to process-based charges leveled at high-profile people in an attempt to manufacture the false impression of criminality lurking below the surface.”

“These charges were the product of recklessness borne of frustration and malice,” the White House statement read.

Pelosi and Democrats, of course called Trump’s pardon “an act of staggering corruption,” despite the fact that former President Barrack Obama was certainly no stranger to granting presidential pardons.

“Congress will take action to prevent this type of brazen wrongdoing. Legislation is needed to ensure that no president can pardon or commute the sentence of an individual who is engaged in a cover-up campaign to shield that President from criminal prosecution,” Pelosi said, as reported by The Times-Union.

It’s certainly unlikely, however, that Pelosi’s latest attack on the president would ever gain any traction in a republican controlled Senate. “The bill would also likely face legal challenges were it to become law,” the Times-Union reported.

Trump had every right to pardon Stone, even if some don’t like it. Two former prosecutors – Brett L. Tolman and Arthur Rizer – penned an op-ed for Fox News saying Stone was “a relative bit player” sentenced to justify Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

“The Stone prosecution is just the latest example of a well-documented phenomena: the way special prosecutors, desperate to justify their commissions, end up charging marginal players with tangential crimes — often related obstruction of the investigation itself,” the two wrote.

Others also came to the president’s defense such as Journalist and author Andrew McCarthy who pointed out that the last two Democrat presidents, Barrack Obama, and Bill Clinton, both performed pardons which the Democratic party defended.

“President Bill Clinton pardoned his own brother for felony distribution of cocaine. And a key witness in the Whitewater scandal for which he and Hillary Clinton were under investigation. And three others convicted in independent counsel Ken Starr’s probe. And Marc Rich, in what was a straight-up political payoff. And his CIA director. And his HUD secretary. And eight people convicted in an investigation of his Agriculture Department,” McCarthy wrote.

“Obama also commuted the sentence of a U.S. soldier who passed top-secret information to WikiLeaks. He pardoned his former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman, who’d been convicted of making false statements about a leak of classified information to The New York Times,” McCarthy added.


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