Former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio Receives Presidential Pardon

WHITE HOUSE SAYS SIX-TERM SHERIFF “WORTHY CANDIDATE”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 25, 2017) — Mainstream media outlets are reporting Friday night that President Donald Trump pardoned former Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio for a conviction of misdemeanor criminal contempt of court late last month.

The reports are quoting the White House as having said that ““Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is [a] worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon.”

As of press time, The Post & Email has not located a written statement on the White House website.

The president is spending the weekend at the presidential retreat in Maryland, Camp David, where he is said to be closely monitoring developments in the powerful storm hitting the Texas coast, Hurricane Harvey.

Arpaio was considered “controversial” by many because of his strict interpretation of federal immigration law, open-air “Tent City” for jail inmates, chain gangs, and his commissioning of an in-depth probe of the image posted at whitehouse.gov on April 27, 2011 said to represent Barack Hussein Obama’s original “long-form” birth certificate.

The latter was not lost upon the mainstream media on Friday night as they reported the news of the pardon.  Despite the five-year investigation which declared not only the birth certificate, but also Obama’s alleged Selective Service registration form fraudulent, the media has claimed that claims of forgery over the years have been “debunked.”

No expert has been identified as having discredited the results of the criminal investigation which, indirectly, arose from Trump’s own strident calls in early 2011 for Obama to release his detailed birth record to prove his eligibility for office.

Earlier on Friday, a report was published by Infowars indicating that someone in the White House may have attempted to delay or jettison the pardon.  That article followed one by CBS News on Wednesday claiming that Trump’s “legal team” recommended that the pardon be delayed until after Arpaio’s sentencing on October 5.

Article II, Section 2, clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution vests the power to issue pardons “for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.”

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 requires the president to be a “natural born Citizen.”

Reactions to the pardon were, as could be expected, both strongly positive and negative.

In a tweet which appears to have been issued by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House said:

After the pardon was announced in the news, Trump tweeted:

6 Responses to "Former Sheriff Joseph Arpaio Receives Presidential Pardon"

  1. GMiller   Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:58 AM

    Trump pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    http://citizensjournal.us/trump-pardons-sheriff-joe-arpaio/

  2. Philo Vance   Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    Not sure why people think this is a good deal. Arpaio basically confessed to breaking the law. A pardon does not remove the conviction. He can now ask Judge Bolton to vacate the conviction but that will be denied. As Chief Justice Marshall wrote in United States v. Wilson 32 U.S. 150 (1833),

    “A pardon is an act of grace, proceeding from the power entrusted with the execution of the laws, which exempts the individual on whom it is bestowed from the punishment the law inflicts for a crime he has committed.”

    Notice he says a pardon releases the person from the punishment but he doesn’t say it releases him from the conviction.

  3. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    LOCK HER [Nancy + Hillary + Valerie] UP!

    Whoreable Nancy and her Pelosi-Soros’ Soetoros (Barry and Michelle) will have dark clouds over their upcoming 9th Anniversary of promoting BLACK LIES MATTER + AFFIRMATIVE RACISM 08-28-08 – 08-28-17, now that the would-be prison time of Knowledge Patriot Joe Arpaio has been trumped by Trump!
    http://canadafreepress.com/2009/williams091209.htm

    REVOKE THE LICENSES OF ALL LICENSED ATTORNEYS AND LICENSED ATTORNEY-JUDGES WHO CRIMINALLY ATTACKED SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO WHILE COMPLETELY IGNORING HIS UNIVERSE SHATTERING DISCOVERY-MESSAGE: “Adopted Soetoro-Narrative Obama II’s FORGED birth certificate”!

    Thank you, President Trump, for pushing your daily death threats aside (coming mostly from Pelosi-energized ungrateful unAmericans of the Theft Left, it seems) to take a stand to end America’s JUDAS JUSTICE 08-28-08- TODAY, wherein, “for thirty pieces of silver”, licensed attorneys abandoned their sacred paid-for-in-blood U.S. Constitution to publicly crucify Knowledge Patriots LTC Terry Lakin, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Attorney Orly Taitz and some 300 private citizen plaintiffs et al!
    http://www.americanresistanceparty.org/2016/07-16/ballotchallenge.pdf
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUcyb5pmUKI

    Lincoln’s Republicans ended America’s field slavery in 1865 and, today, President Trump’s Republicans have begun to end America’s mind slavery that began in earnest on 08-28-08, wherein, corrupt elected officials (Pelosi + Soetoro-Obama II) and corrupt news media outlets and a corrupt national attorney licensing syndication successfully robbed some 323,000,000 American citizens of their rightful intellectual property, being, the full identity of Never-presIDent Soetoro-Obama II!

    DEVELOPER-PRESIDENT TRUMP:
    DEMO DEMOCRATS:::DUMPSTER OBAMACRATS:::RENOVATE AMERICA!

  4. Ken   Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:17 AM

    Your a good man Donald. You did the right thing and I respect you for that. Obummer was
    doing a nasty thing as he always did. He is the one that should be in jail not Joe Arpario.
    He was the best Sheriff just obeying the law that Obummer couldn’t stand.

  5. CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)   Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:02 AM

    Coverage of pardon in Ventura Co CA: http://citizensjournal.us/trump-pardons-sheriff-joe-arpaio/

  6. CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)   Friday, August 25, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    Kudos to President Donald Trump for doing the right thing! More things to come, I’m sure.

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