President Obama on Monday pardoned 78 people and granted another 153 commutations, amounting to the most acts of clemency granted by a U.S. president ever in a single day. White House Counsel Neil Eggleston announced the decisions in an official blog post. He described all the individuals being pardoned or seeing their sentences shortened as
The president has commuted 170 sentences in the last two weeks. President Barack Obama continues to widen the gap between himself and all other American presidents when it comes to commuting prisoners’ sentences that the president believes are unjustly excessive. Obama commuted the terms of 72 more federal inmates on Friday, the White House announced.
U.S. President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 111 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his second round of clemency grants this month, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama has now granted a total of 673 commutations during his presidency, more than the number granted by the 10 previous presidents combined, as
President Barack Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug crimes, reflecting Obama’s long-stated view that the U.S.
President Barack Obama has shortened the sentences of 42 people serving time for drug-related offenses, continuing a push for clemency that has ramped up in the final year of his administration. Roughly half of the 42 receiving commutations Friday were serving life sentences. Most are nonviolent offenders, although a few were also charged with firearms
President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the sentences of 61 federal prisoners serving time for drug crimes, bringing his total commutations to 248 individuals, which the White House said was more than the previous six presidents combined. The move reflects Obama’s push to reform the U.S. criminal justice system to reduce the number of people
A special prosecutor should probe the loss of Internal Revenue Service e-mails that may contain facts about its scrutiny of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status, the House Ways and Means Committee chairman said. “We are missing a huge piece of the puzzle,” committee Chairman Dave Camp said at a hearing yesterday in Washington. The
The Obama administration is adopting three new safeguards to prevent the accidental identification of key national security personnel, but won’t fire anyone over last month’s outing of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan, the White House said Wednesday. The safeguards grew out of a review the White House asked its top lawyer, Neil Eggleston, to