AS the President of the United States, Donald Trump has the power to pardon and free people convicted of crimes. But who did Kim Kardashian West campaign for him to release, and was it successful? Here's what we know about Trump's pardoning powers. Has Alice Marie Johnson been pardoned? Johnson, 63, was arrested alongside 15 others on drug charges in 1993. The first time offender was jailed for life without parole in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges. According to the US Constitution, the US President holds the power to pardon anyone – “except in Cases of Impeachment” – convicted of a federal crime. And on June 6, 2018, Trump exercised his power to free Johnson, who has served 20 years in jail. Johnson met the criteria for former President Barack Obama's Clemency Project 2014 but was turned down for release just days before the end of his term. The White House said in a statement: "Ms Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behaviour … [Read more...] about Has Donald Trump pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, how does the legal process work and who else has he granted clemency to?
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REALITY star Kim Kardashian has asked Donald Trump to pardon a great-grandmother jailed for drug offences. Let’s take a look at Alice Marie Johnson and the US President’s powers to pardon. Could Alice Marie Johnson be pardoned? Johnson, 62, was arrested alongside 15 others on drug charges in 1993. The first time offender was jailed for life without parole in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges. According to the US Constitution, the US President holds the power to pardon anyone – “except in Cases of Impeachment” – convicted of a federal crime. This means that Trump could in theory grant Johnson’s release. How does pardoning work and has Trump pardoned anyone else? The US President has the power to “grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment”, according to Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution. In order to be pardoned, the person convicted of a … [Read more...] about Could Alice Marie Johnson be pardoned by Donald Trump, how does it work and who else has he pardoned?
Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Russian official Alexander Torshin, appearing in Moscow in 2016, was sanctioned by the U.S. government in April, suspending years of travel back to 2009 during which he cultivated ties with American conservatives. Alexander Shalgin/Alexander Shalgin/TASS hide caption toggle caption Alexander Shalgin/Alexander Shalgin/TASS Russian official Alexander Torshin, appearing in Moscow in 2016, was sanctioned by the U.S. government in April, suspending years of travel back to 2009 during which he cultivated ties with American conservatives. Alexander Shalgin/Alexander Shalgin/TASS Kremlin-linked Russian politician Alexander Torshin traveled frequently between Moscow and various destinations in the United States to build relationships with figures on the American right starting as early as 2009, beyond his previously known contacts with the National Rifle Association. Documents newly obtained by NPR … [Read more...] about Documents Reveal How Russian Official Courted Conservatives In U.S. Since 2009
AURORA, Colo. -- It’s a common work-from-home scam that has duped many, but this time it has a cryptocurrency twist.A couple in Aurora, Colorado who did not wish to be identified, shared their story with Scripps station KMGH in Denver about being tricked into laundering thousands of dollars, in order to keep others from falling for the scam as well. KMGH changed their names and disguised their identities to protect them. "It all fell apart so quickly," said John, who along with Marie, ignored the red flags all around them. "We don't want to go to jail. We laundered money and we stole money from people, that's what it could look like to someone."They thought they had found the perfect job: working from home as “financial agents” for a company called Golden Potatoes. At the time, never meeting their boss in person made sense because the company was headquartered out of state and the website looked legitimate.A Colorado Bureau of Investigation … [Read more...] about Colorado couple duped into laundering money
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Scott Radnitz by Scott Radnitz April 24 at 5:00 AM President Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on Nov. 11, 2017. (Reuters/Jorge Silva/File) Imagine for one moment you are Vladimir Putin. Sitting on the desk in front of you is a file labeled “Trump, Donald.” Inside is a stack of documents your spy agencies have collected that prove that Trump … [Read more...] about If Putin has kompromat on Trump, how might he use it?