Talk about odd...
one of the biggest examples of a egregious pardons was with Marc Rich
2) Guess who his defense attorney was?
3) Guess who was the Prosecutor?
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The depths to which this administration will sink have absolutely no bounds. Defend these scumbags now, GOP apologists.
I'm not particularly surprised; nor I suppose are many others. I never surprised by how _any_ obstruction of justice event turns out. It's seldom the obstruction itself that's important; it's usually the path that was obstructed that gets lost.
But I am puzzled.
A commutation at this time seems to take prison-time off the table _regardless_ of the outcome of any appeals sequence.
I mean, I would have little problem with delaying the start of a sentence until at least a first round appeal. But removing the possibility of serving time at all, before any indication of the result of any appeal, seems to indicate that there's an expectation that appeals stand a strong chance of failing.
A full pardon still isn't excluded at any future time.
It just seems odd.
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