User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Federal judge in Iowa ridicules Trumpís pardons

  1. #1
    Administrator Gamewell45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    700
    Thanks Given
    328
    Thanked 413 Times in 323 Posts
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Federal judge in Iowa ridicules Trumpís pardons

    It would appear that the pardons that Trump has issued is signaling that his administration is corrupt. His pardoning of criminals, is not surprising according to US District Judge Robert Pratt of the Southern District.


    “It’s not surprising that a criminal like Trump pardons other criminals,” senior U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt of the Southern District of Iowa told The Associated Press in a brief phone interview Monday. In a bit of humor, he said: “But apparently to get a pardon, one has to be either a Republican, a convicted child murderer or a turkey.”

    Pratt was referring to pardons Trump granted to his former campaign aides convicted during the special counsel’s Russia inquiry, former GOP congressmen who committed crimes, and security contractors convicted of killing innocent civilians in Iraq. Trump also pardons turkeys — this year two from Iowa — annually before Thanksgiving."



    https://apnews.com/article/iowa-iowa...41a1dd4b1a3429
    When you cuss a farmer, don't talk with your mouth full

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Outside of Montreal
    Posts
    399
    Thanks Given
    1
    Thanked 171 Times in 144 Posts
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I see that a US District judge is condemning Trump as a criminal before his trial.
    Now, although most people can accuse Trump of that and much else, the fact that a judge would do so without evidence being submitted to a court of law for adjudication by a jury is somewhat disturbing, not because it's America (where what happens in one minute is denied the next) but it could set a precident in other countries where law and order is not treated with such a cavalier attitude.

  3. #3
    Administrator Gamewell45's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    700
    Thanks Given
    328
    Thanked 413 Times in 323 Posts
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Beevee View Post
    I see that a US District judge is condemning Trump as a criminal before his trial.
    Now, although most people can accuse Trump of that and much else, the fact that a judge would do so without evidence being submitted to a court of law for adjudication by a jury is somewhat disturbing, not because it's America (where what happens in one minute is denied the next) but it could set a precident in other countries where law and order is not treated with such a cavalier attitude.
    I would think at the least, the judge would have to recuse himself from any trial involving Trump and while I don't know much about judicial rules I'd think he could face ethics charges.
    When you cuss a farmer, don't talk with your mouth full

  4. #4
    Senior Member PoliTalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2020
    Posts
    174
    Thanks Given
    54
    Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello Gamewell45,

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamewell45 View Post
    I would think at the least, the judge would have to recuse himself from any trial involving Trump and while I don't know much about judicial rules I'd think he could face ethics charges.
    It's got to be difficult to stand for law and order and see this criminal in the White House getting away with so much.

    The oversight process for the president has been sorely tested in the USA.

    I am reminded of the prophetic words of Alexander Hamilton in 1792:

    "When a man unprincipled in private life[,] desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper . . . despotic in his ordinary demeanour ó known to have scoffed in private at the principles of liberty ó when such a man is seen to mount the hobby horse of popularity ó to join in the cry of danger to liberty ó to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion ó to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day ó It may justly be suspected that his object is to throw things into confusion that he may 'ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.'"
    Last edited by PoliTalker; 02-06-2021 at 08:55 AM.
    Personal Ignore Policy PIP: I like civil discourse. I will give you all the respect in the world if you respect me. Mouth off to me, or express overt racism, you will be PERMANENTLY Ignore Listed. Zero tolerance. No exceptions. I'll never read a word you write, even if quoted by another, nor respond to you, nor participate in your threads. ... Ignore the shallow. Cherish the thoughtful. Long Live Civil Discourse, Mutual Respect, and Good Debate! ps: Feel free to adopt my PIP. It works well.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •