Chris Young – President Trump commuted the remaining sentence of Chris Young. This commutation is supported by the Honorable Kevin H. Sharp, Mr. Young’s sentencing judge, former law enforcement officials and Federal prosecutors, and multitudes of criminal justice reform advocates, including Alice Johnson, Kevin Ring, Jessica Jackson Sloan, Topeka Sam, Amy Povah, the Aleph Institute, Mark Holden, Doug Deason, and David Safavian, among others. Mr. Young, who is 32 years old, has served over 10 years of a 14 year sentence for his role in a drug conspiracy. Although initially sentenced to a mandatory life sentence that Judge Sharp called “not appropriate in any way, shape, or form,” Mr. Young has made productive use of his time in prison by taking courses and learning coding skills. He also has maintained a spotless disciplinary record. Mr. Young’s many supporters describe him as an intelligent, positive person who takes full responsibility for his actions and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Announces Pardons and Commutations for 143 People in Last Hours of Presidency
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Paul Erickson, ex-boyfriend of Russian agent Maria Butina Paul Erickson is perhaps best known for helping Maria Butina worm her way into the Republican Party, but that is not what landed him in jail. Erickson was convicted of defrauding oil investors in July 2020 and sentenced to seven years in prison. Butina herself was deported in the fall of 2020 for failing to register as a foreign agent. Erickson’s pardon was supported by Kellyanne Conway, according to the White House’s statement. By granting clemency to Erickson, Trump lashed out one last time at Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, writing, “This pardon helps right the wrongs of what has been revealed to be perhaps the greatest witch hunt in American History.” … [Read more...] about Trump Pardons Cronies and Celebs Hours Before Leaving D.C.
Transit advocates protested that Market Street, one of the most dangerous in the city, will remain so if and when the proposed changes are completed, unraveling nearly a decade of work on the redesign. During Tuesday’s four-hour discussion, staff, board members and a couple dozen public commenters debated the proposal, with taxi drivers, bicylists, transit riders and residents vying for divergent interests. What most shared was disappointment, with many urging the city to go ahead and fix infrastructure, but not spend more money on a project multiple groups didn’t like anymore. … [Read more...] about S.F. Market Street: Transit agency approves changes in part of potential controversial redesign
The incoming Biden administration may take confidence-building steps to reverse irritants in U.S.-China relations, including easing visa restrictions on journalists and restoring closed consulates, according to Kurt Campbell, who has been tapped as Biden’s senior coordinator for Indo-Pacific policy at the White House National Security Council. … [Read more...] about Secretary of State Nominee Blinken Sees Strong Foundation for Bipartisan China Policy
Kudlow explained in an interview with the Washington Examiner that he felt that Trump should have accepted the election results sooner and focused on highlighting his accomplishments in office, rather than continuing to focus on his election loss. (RELATED: Trump’s Farewell Address To The Nation: ‘The Movement We Started Is Only Just Beginning’). … [Read more...] about Larry Kudlow Says Trump ‘Went Too Far’ With Jan. 6 Rally, Shouldn’t Have Focused On Election Loss