“We have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich,” the president said before boarding Air Force One for a trip out West. “He served eight years in jail, a long time … Many people disagreed with the sentence. He’s a Democrat, not a Republican.” … [Read more...] about Trump Pardons Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik, Commutes Sentence Of Illinois Gov. Blagojevich
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Milken rose to prominence in the 1980s for his work in the high-yield bond market at the Wall Street bank Drexel Burnham Lambert. He was indicted in 1989 on insider-trading allegations, but ultimately pleaded guilty to various securities violations. He was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison, but his sentence was later reduced to just under two years. … [Read more...] about Trump Pardons LA Billionaire Michael Milken: ‘He Suffered Greatly’
Of course, giving Dunford the chance to bond with Kushner during a long plane ride wasn’t the trip’s only purpose. Dunford said he invited Kushner and Thomas Bossert, the White House Homeland Security adviser, to Iraq so they could hear “first-hand and unfiltered” from military advisers about the battle against ISIS. “The more appreciation you could have for what’s actually happening on the ground, the more informed you are when you start talking about the strategic issues,” Dunford said. … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner Went to Iraq Because the Pentagon Knows How Trump Operates
This brutality was also reflected in the indifference and casual cruelty of certain politicians, who almost gleefully opposed the UFW’s unionization efforts. Like then-California governor Ronald Reagan, who is shown in the film scarfing down grapes during the UFW’s 1965-1970 boycott campaign, smiling as if he were at some sort of Roman bacchanal. That kind of willful anti-humanism didn’t stop millions of people from joining the boycott, nor did it force the union to drop its protest. In fact, the boycott strategy effectively turned public opinion against the growers and the UFW ultimately emerged victorious, winning a collective bargaining agreement. … [Read more...] about Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta on How to Fight Racism Under Trump
Pogue has donated $85,000 to Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee and nearly $150,000 to the Republican National Committee so far this election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission records. … [Read more...] about Trump just granted clemency to 11 people. Here’s a look at each.