by Countable | Updated on 3.13.19
Update - March 13, 2019:
Countable's original story appears below.
“I think it would be a terrible mistake if he did that,” Rubio told “This Week.” “You know, pardons should be used judiciously. They're used for cases with extraordinary circumstances.”
Napolitano said “the public might accept that pardon”—do you? Or do you think “it would be a terrible mistake”? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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Judge Ellis practically pardoned him with that ridiculous sentence. Blameless life my &@!
His sentence was a joke. He did horrible things. No pardon.
Paul Manafort’s crimes are nothing in comparison to Hillary Clinton’s crimes. Maybe Manafort should be pardoned or maybe not. Perhaps he should serve his sentence. It is sad and unfortunate he made some bad choices. Again, Hillary’s hands are far dirtier and she should be in prison for life!!
And then let’s appoint him to investigate democrats.
Trump is next! The judge who just gave only 47 months to Manafort should be censored..... and reprimanded for his 47 months ridiculous sentence!! Another swamp person!
Absolutely not. The man's actions border on treason. Trump may do it, but that's only because Trump is a complete idiot.
Not sure, but the crime he’s charged with is shared with many in Congress. Separate justice system for the people.
Pardon Manafort. This is the sort of political persecution through "Legal" means that Presidential Pardons are made for.
OUTRAGEOUS!!! LENIENT sentence for millions-dollars TAX CHEAT & Bank Fraud!! Judge, WHO IS IT that picks up the tax tab when YOU let off these grifters?? It’s me & the other law-abiding, tax-paying, live-within-your-means Americans!! What message does this send to all the tax frauds out there? VERY POOR ADMINISTRATION of “Justice “
No for the simple reason Manafort is a known criminal. Not someone who was misunderstood and got a sentence he didn’t deserve. Of course it matters not if we think he should or should not be. Even if the GOP told Trump not to he probably still would.
He’s guilty, no pardon is justified
Presidents should not pardon campaign officials or White Staff accused of crimes committed to benefit the President.
Sham court 47 months! Message is crime pays? What an insult to the ‘rule of law’ touted by maga morons, gop, evangelicals, christians, nationalists!
Why should he be pardoned? He has done numerous major crimes now he needs to go to prison. I hope, he’s not going to some special prison where it’s like a hotel, I want him placed in general population in a prison that they send everybody else.
What has this man contributed to our country. Nothing, except to line his own pockets with wealth and greed. It's time he pays the price. No pardon. He should have gotten full imprisonment under the law. His sentence is much too lenient.
Judge Ellis practically pardoned Manafort with that 47 month sentence. Ridiculous.
Someone who knowingly and intentionally defrauded anyone should have to serve more than 4 years so the idea of Mr Manafort possibly receiving a pardon is disgusting. Pair that with the fact that many common citizens have their lives ruined over far less serious crimes with far more serious sentencing. Please do not allow special treatment simply because this man is rich and a friend of the president. The law is for every man.
Absolutely ridiculous! Had this been a no name 70 year old middle class citizen not paying their taxes they'd have been thrown in jail for the maximum time PLUS paid hefty fines to the IRS. NO ONE -- ESPECIALLY NOT THOSE REPRESENTING THE GOVERNMENT IN ANY CAPACITY -- should be above the law!! Lawmakers are especially guilty of thinking that they work outside the laws of our lands. Clinton got impeached, and rightfully so -- he lied under oath. UNFORGIVEABLE for any person in ANY party!!!! AND WHILE I'm speaking: all our politicians swore to uphold the constitution of the United States. Period. They didn't swear to change the law to suit their needs. (referring to legislation being introduced to change the National Emergency Law).
Judge Ellis just demonstrated to the country, with his 47 month sentence of Paul Manafort, that we have two justice systems. He said other than the multiple felonies of his case, Manafort has lived an otherwise blameless life. I call Bullcovfefe! His own daughter said Manafort has no moral compass and their money is blood money. Two justice systems in this country, one for wealthy white guys and one for the rest of us. While I read Judge Ellis is a republican, which doesn't surprise me, I do wonder how much of a trump supporter he may be and if there had been any kind of pay for play involved.
No pardon for Manafort I think his sentences in both cases were too short in the first place based on his crimes.
Absolutely not. Guilty is guilty. If trump pardons him, just shows trump is guilty too.