January 18, 2021

Alice Johnson freed after Trump grants clemency plea.

           Image copyright Courtesy CAN-DO Clemency. Image caption Alice Marie Johnson was jailed nearly 22 years ago A 63-year-old grandmother jailed in 1996 on a non-violent drug charge has been released from prison after she was granted clemency by President Trump. Alice Johnson ran towards an emotional reunion with her family after leaving the prison […]

Trump’s sudden clemency blitz to clear D’Souza, Martha, Blago.

President Trump said Thursday he was considering pardoning or commuting the sentence of Martha Stewart and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, following his announcement earlier in the day of a full pardon for conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza. The president’s comments came during a gaggle with reporters on Air Force One enroute to Houston, Texas. Trump […]

Obama Grants Clemency To More Federal Convicts Than Last 3 Presidents Combined

President Obama has granted clemency to more federal convicts than his three predecessors combined and more than any single president since Lyndon Johnson. As he approaches the end of his final term in office, Obama has granted clemency to 1,093 people convicted of federal crimes, including 1,023 commutations and 70 pardons. That is more than […]

Obama Just Let 79 Inmates Out of Jail In Last Minute Push To Grant Clemency.

On Tuesday, President Obama commuted the sentences of 79 prison inmates in an effort to expedite his clemency push before the next president takes office. “We have two months left before the inauguration,” said White House Counsel Neil Eggleston. “I anticipate we will keep going until the end.” To date, President Obama has commuted the […]

The Clintons, Corruption, and Clemency

From her private email server to the pay-to-play politics exposed at the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton’s recent scandals have been on full display this election cycle. But a recent Donald Trump ad reminded voters that the Clintons have a long history of corruption. While the ad tells the story of Hillary Clinton’s involvement in commuting […]

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