JULIE WATSON AND BRIAN MELLEY / The Associated PressJun 21, 2019
The twist illlustrates the challenges of prosecuting war crimes cases, especially those involving members of the secretive special forces. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY / The Associated PressJun 4, 2018
Donald Trump's comments on Twitter came a day after attorney Rudy Giuliani played down the possibility that the president could pardon himself, suggesting he might have that authority but would be unwise to use it. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
E.J. Dionne Jr. / TruthdigAug 30, 2017
Donald Trump's pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the response to Hurricane Harvey highlight issues that threaten our nation's stability. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNetDec 26, 2016
The public intellectual released a video Friday saying that "President Obama should issue a general pardon to undocumented immigrants." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
By Deirdre Fulton / Common DreamsSep 13, 2016
"I think when people look at the calculations of benefit, it is clear that in the wake of 2013, the laws of our nation changed," the whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor tells The Guardian. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 4, 2011
To avoid repeating a scandal like his predecessor’s, George W. Bush gave career lawyers in the Justice Department far-reaching authority to choose who got presidential pardons. The result: Whites are nearly four times as likely as minorities to win a pardon, even when the type of crime and severity of sentence are taken into account.Whites are nearly four times as likely as minorities to win a presidential pardon. Dig deeper ( 16 Min. Read )
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