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Old July 11th, 2018, 03:34 AM   #1
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Trump Pardons Arsonists Who Tried To Kill Fire Fighters

Tuesday morning, immediately after his farce of Supreme Court nomination, Donald Trump issued his latest "fuck you" to the rule of law. He issued a pardon to the child-abusing serial arsonists Dwight and Steven Hammond.

The Oregon ranchers were convicted ofóand pleaded guilty toóarson on federal lands. They were prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oregon, federal prosecutors. Part of the Department of Justice. Because the arsons were federal offenses. One of the fires was started to cover up poaching on federal lands! They hunted illegally then tried to cover up the evidence by setting it on fire! Another fire was set intentionally when they knew there were Bureau of Land Management fire fighters in the area that they were endangering.

They tried to kill firefighters. And Trump just pardoned them.

By federal law, enacted by Congress, arson on federal land carries a five-year minimum sentence. Why? As Acting U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said at the time of sentencing, "Congress sought to ensure that anyone who maliciously damages United States' property by fire will serve at least 5 years in prison. These sentences are intended to be long enough to deter those like the Hammonds who disregard the law and place fire fighters and others in jeopardy."

And Trump just pardoned them. Hours after naming a would-be justice to the Supreme Court.

Itís not enough that Trump himself is under federal investigation for conspiring with the Russians in the 2016 election. Itís not enough that heís flouting the Constitution on a weekly basis by enriching himself. Now this. Trump showed long ago that he's not fit to make any nominations, but this total disregard to the rule of law, this total pandering to the worst of white supremacist, nationalist, hate-fueled base, should be the final straw for the Senate.

NONE of his judiciary nominees should be confirmed, particularly not a Supreme Court justice. And every one of those already confirmed should be impeached.

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I'd like to say this is unbelievable, but it's not.
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I'd like to say this is unbelievable, but it's not.


Trump absolutely slurps UP this absolute power--the whole pardoning process. In fact I'm surprised it took him so long to figure it out.

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He just throws red meat at his crazy base like a trained monkey. He bastardized every norm in our society in that effort.
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Trump absolutely slurps UP this absolute power--the whole pardoning process. In fact I'm surprised it took him so long to figure it out.

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You've absolutely nailed it.
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This right here should get that fuck impeached for abuse of power.
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This right here should get that fuck impeached for abuse of power.
I was not posting here but I predicted much of this abuse. If it's not illegal, he is doing it. He has ZERO respect for tradition or norms or people, for God's sake.

The only line he won't cross is legal and he has and always has had a team of lawyers to keep him just barley inside the lines. As such and with a GOP Congress, lost the "I" word. It's a pipe dream.
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I was not posting here but I predicted much of this abuse. If it's not illegal, he is doing it. He has ZERO respect for tradition or norms or people, for God's sake.

The only line he won't cross is legal and he has and always has had a team of lawyers to keep him just barley inside the lines. As such and with a GOP Congress, lost the "I" word. It's a pipe dream.
Not if congress turns blue.

The Trumpettes won't say anything about this either.
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I was not posting here but I predicted much of this abuse. If it's not illegal, he is doing it. He has ZERO respect for tradition or norms or people, for God's sake.

The only line he won't cross is legal and he has and always has had a team of lawyers to keep him just barley inside the lines. As such and with a GOP Congress, lost the "I" word. It's a pipe dream.
The thing is, these posts are the personification of Obamas entire term. With few exceptions, many of his "Pen and Phone" schemes are illegal. Now that the court is changing some of them may actually end up in SCOTUS and that'll end the process completely. Republican lawmakers are reluctant to waste time rooting out these practices because they know they can be reversed by the same method in which they were put in place. Dems, on the other hand are doing what they do best, using the leftist courts to protect his EOs. That will result in court actions running all the way up. Just another case of being careful what you wish for.

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