Grumpy Grampa’s Revenge: Pardons and More

As per his plan to burn down the country on his way out of office, the toddler-in-chief has issued pardons to more of his undeserving felonious friends.

He has pardoned the four Blackwater contractors who were convicted after killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007, in what has been dubbed the Nisour Square Massacre.

Blackwater is Eric Prince’s private security company. Why were they in a war zone?Prince is brother to Betsy Devos, a billionaire destroyer of public schools and eater of small children.

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/23/trump-pardons-blackwater-contractors-jailed-for-massacre-of-iraq-civilians

Also pardoned, George Papadopoulos, the “coffee boy” who’s brew led to the Mueller report.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1252167

Speaking of coffee, you may remember former lawmaker Duncan Hunter. He was indicted for misuse of campaign funds. Despite spending much of those funds on mistresses, he tried to blame his wife for his crimes. If there was an award for ‘biggest all-around scumbag,’ this guy would be a contender. He has been pardoned.

Trump Pardons Convicted Former Rep. Duncan Hunter

Former congressman Chris Collins, who was convicted of securities fraud was pardoned.

https://amp.democratandchronicle.com/amp/4019663001

Alex van der Zwaan the attorney who holds the distinction of being the first person indicted as a result of Robert Mueller’s investigation has been pardoned. Perhaps it was done as a favor for his Russian billionaire father-in-law.

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/22/who-trump-pardon-guide-george-papadopoulos-duncan-hunter

According to sources at CNN, Donald Trump is considering granting immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for an alleged assassination plot against a former Saudi intelligence official.

How could our lame POTUS top it all? He is said to be “considering a full pardon for Kyle Rittenhouse,” the Illinois kid who fatally shot two men and injured a third during a protest in Kenosha Wisconsin. Unfortunately for both Trump and Rittenhouse, pardon power does not extend to state crimes. This shooter is being prosecuted by the state of Wisconsin. Only the governor could pardon him.

Trump hasn’t worked this hard in his four years in office. He took a much-needed break when asked to sign the Covid stimulus package. He claims the reason he won’t sign is that the American people deserve to get $2,000 rather than $600. What’s going on?

Let’s review:

Democrats wanted a stimulus package that included $2000 checks for every American.

Republicans countered with zero.

After some consideration, Republicans came back offering $600, but they included liability protections for their corporate sponsors.

Democrats responded by asking for $1200.

Republicans held firm with their offer of $600.

Democrats (as always,) folded and agreed to the Republican bill giving the American people $600. The Georgia election is looming and neither side wants to be blamed for withholding funds.

Enter stage right: Trump stepped in on Tuesday and said he would not authorize the bill.

This is not an act of kindness by our lame rogue POTUS. This is Trump exacting his revenge against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his acceptance of Biden as President-elect. Bullseye.

Democrats now have control of the ball.

Pelosi has called Trump’s bluff in a letter to colleagues:

“If the President truly wants to join us in $2,000 payments, he should call upon Leader McCarthy to agree to our Unanimous Consent request.”

Republican rejection of Pelosi’s proposal will highlight their greed. The decision will also taint Republicans in the Georgia Senate runoff election.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/kyle-rittenhouse-website/2020/12/22/5d6fc122-445f-11eb-a277-49a6d1f9dff1_story.html?outputType=amp

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/22/politics/trump-mbs-legal-immunity/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/12/22/politics/trump-pardons/index.html

One last thought. When your holiday packages arrive at the end of January thank this guy.

7 thoughts on “Grumpy Grampa’s Revenge: Pardons and More

  1. How did I not know that he was Betsy Devos’ brother? Explains a whole lot. CNN interviewed some ex-military person (name eludes me) who said he had run out of adjectives to describe how despicable Trump’s pardon the Blackwater Four was.
    Nancy Pelosi wants to drag Trump out of the White House ‘by his hair, his little hands, and his feet.’ Please God–let that be captured live by any and every news station there is. Amen.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I think Nancy would get outside and realize he wasn’t attached to his hair. I also think they’re going to need some tiny handcuffs to restrain him.
      I want to see it too, but I wish they’d take him out now. He’s just getting warmed up.

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  2. The man is an absolute disgrace to his office. He now has absolutely no checks on him so is doling out pardons to all the criminal types surrounding him – Manafort and Kushner’s father are the two that raise my greatest ire. The Guardian’s headline puts it pefectly: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/23/pardons-sink-trump-further-into-swamp-of-his-own-shamelessness

    So congratulations Lydia for your numerous posts showing up his wretched administration. But roll on January 20 and a whole new approach to political affairs 🙂

    Seasons Greetings to you and your family.

    Ivan

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