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Obama set for pardon frenzy as he leaves office

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Sixteen years later, Obama is fielding pressure from all sides to grant unlikely pardons or commutations of sentences to people whose supporters say have been unjustly sentenced or sought out by the justice system.

Among them is Bowe Bergdahl, a US Army sergeant held captive for five years by the Taliban before his release in a prisoner swap, who is due to be court-martialed for desertion.

Leonard Peltier, a Native American activist convicted for the 1975 deaths of two FBI agents in what his supporters say was a setup, is also hoping to enjoy Obama’s good graces.

Then there’s Edward Snowden, who made the shattering revelation in 2013 of a global communications and internet surveillance system set up by the United States. – READ MORE

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  • jubadoobai

    Obama will pardon Mumia Whatsisname.

  • keymanjim

    Fortunately, his conviction is out of obama’s jurisdiction. The president, or obama in this case, cannot grant pardons to persons convicted at the state level. Only the state’s Governor can do that.

  • jubadoobai

    When has those niceties ever stopped Teh Won?