Trump 'seriously considering' a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Trump ‘seriously considering’ a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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Trump ‘seriously considering’ a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Fox News ^ | August 14, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett

Posted on 08/14/2017 10:43:39 AM PDT by jazusamo

EXCLUSIVE: President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal contempt for defying a state judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. In his final years as Maricopa County sheriff, Arpaio had emerged as a leading opponent of illegal immigration.

“I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio,” the president said Sunday, during a conversation with Fox News at his club in Bedminster, N.J. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.”

Trump said the pardon could happen in the next few days, should he decide to do so.

Arpaio, 85, was convicted by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton of misdemeanor contempt of court for willfully disregarding an Arizona judge’s order in 2011 to stop the anti-immigrant traffic patrols. Arpaio had maintained the law enforcement patrols for 17 months thereafter.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arpaio; bordersecurity; illegalaliens; leo; pardon; sheriffarpaio; trump

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Yes, do it President Trump. MAGA!

1 posted on 08/14/2017 10:43:39 AM PDT by jazusamo

To: jazusamo

Yes, good move.

2 posted on 08/14/2017 10:44:27 AM PDT by Reno89519 (Drain the Swamp is not party specific. Lyn’ Ted is still a liar, Good riddance to him.)

To: jazusamo

Yes, please!

3 posted on 08/14/2017 10:45:10 AM PDT by KittyKares (Drain the Swamp)

To: jazusamo

or willfully disregarding an Arizona judge’s order in 2011

This “judge” is the one who should be going to prison.

4 posted on 08/14/2017 10:45:40 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)

To: jazusamo

😱😭. Lib heads a’poppin’.

5 posted on 08/14/2017 10:45:45 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in ’67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)

To: jazusamo

That would be the best news I’d have heard all year!
Please do it, and do it soon.
Elderly folks don’t need this kind of stress.
Arpaio is tough, but he’s been through the propaganda wringer for at least the last ten years.

To: jazusamo

Considering it? It should have happened the day he was charged. Trump is a wimp.

7 posted on 08/14/2017 10:47:30 AM PDT by heights

To: jazusamo

Can a president pardon at any time of the year?
I ask that because it’s usually toward late December when I hear about Presidential Pardons.
Or maybe it just seems that way.

To: lee martell

You’re absolutely right.

9 posted on 08/14/2017 10:47:51 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic?

To: jazusamo

Leak not, do.

10 posted on 08/14/2017 10:50:08 AM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it….)

To: jazusamo

Good ! He should….

11 posted on 08/14/2017 10:50:44 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse (America First !)

To: heights

The MSM thanks you for your statement.


Please bump the Freepathon or click above to donate or become a monthly donor!

13 posted on 08/14/2017 10:52:28 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic?

To: jazusamo

When I think of the term ‘RAILROADED’, I think of what Team Obama attempted to do to the good Sheriff: PUNISHING HIM FOR TRYING TO STOP THE ILLEGAL INVADERS FROM CONQUERING ARIZONA.

UPHOLDING FEDERAL LAW IS NOT A CRIME ANYMORE.. I hope President Trump pardons Arpaio!

Glad to hear Trump has not forgotten this PATRIOT RAILROADED BY OBAMADULLAH.

14 posted on 08/14/2017 10:52:32 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing (Feminism DESTROYED females)

To: jazusamo

A Presidential Pardon for a misdemeanor conviction may well be a first.

To: lee martell

I believe so.

16 posted on 08/14/2017 10:53:56 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic?

To: jazusamo

Don’t just think about it, do it.

And end DACA like you said you would.

17 posted on 08/14/2017 10:54:54 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents – Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)

To: jazusamo

President Trump needs to do it. That prosecution and the sentence were a miscarriage of justice.

18 posted on 08/14/2017 10:55:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed”)

To: cowboyusa

19 posted on 08/14/2017 10:56:03 AM PDT by gunnyg (“A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever…)

To: jazusamo

Make it happen.

20 posted on 08/14/2017 10:56:12 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)

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