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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/10/2018 10:26 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/10/2018 10:26 PM
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Executive Clemency for Dwight and Steven Hammond

Washington, DC....Today, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Grants of Clemency (Full Pardons) for Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., and his son, Steven Hammond. The Hammonds are multi-generation cattle ranchers in Oregon imprisoned in connection with a fire that leaked onto a small portion of neighboring public grazing land. The evidence at trial regarding the Hammonds’ responsibility for the fire was conflicting, and the jury acquitted them on most of the charges.




At the Hammonds’ original sentencing, the judge noted that they are respected in the community and that imposing the mandatory minimum, 5-year prison sentence would “shock the conscience” and be “grossly disproportionate to the severity” of their conduct. As a result, the judge imposed significantly lesser sentences. The previous administration, however, filed an overzealous appeal that resulted in the Hammonds being sentenced to five years in prison. This was unjust.

Dwight Hammond is now 76 years old and has served approximately three years in prison. Steven Hammond is 49 and has served approximately four years in prison. They have also paid $400,000 to the United States to settle a related civil suit. The Hammonds are devoted family men, respected contributors to their local community, and have widespread support from their neighbors, local law enforcement, and farmers and ranchers across the West. Justice is overdue for Dwight and Steven Hammond, both of whom are entirely deserving of these Grants of Executive Clemency.


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Disgusting
Posted on: 2018-07-10 22:41:29   By: Anonymous
 
This is one of the more disgusting examples of Donald Trump pandering to right wing voters. If the Hammonds had been armed and dangerous African American or Mexican American protestors, they would absolutely be rotting in jail for decades. Trump supporters are completely uninterested in the rule of law as it pertains to them. So, it should be no problem to Trump’s supporters when the Supreme Court decides to pardon Trump.

Thanks, Republicans and so-called “conservatives”, for murdering our precious democracy, bought with the blood of patriots.

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    Re: Disgusting
    Posted on: 2018-07-10 23:14:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Good job trump.

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      Re: Disgusting
      Posted on: 2018-07-11 08:20:10   By: Anonymous
       
      Funny this whiner is pissing and moaning about pardoning these guys after Obama's lawyers appealed their original "light" sentences demanding they get five years while Lisa Page's attorney basically told Congress to GFY and their subpoena for testimony.

      Amazing.

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    Re: Disgusting Mexican Americans
    Posted on: 2018-07-11 00:19:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Well what are you mexican? or American?

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      Re: Disgusting Mexican Americans
      Posted on: 2018-07-11 01:50:38   By: Anonymous
       
      That is Mexican-American to you, hombre!

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        Re: Disgusting Mexican Americans
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 02:10:16   By: Anonymous
         
        No such creature exists, bucko!

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          Re: Disgusting Mexican Americans
          Posted on: 2018-07-11 10:51:10   By: Anonymous
           
          I'd like to see your DNA ancestry report, "Bucko", Bet you'd be surprised.


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            Re: Disgusting Mexican Americans
            Posted on: 2018-07-11 12:49:46   By: Anonymous
             
            Hey Bucko I'd like to see that money Mexico was going to pay Trump to build the wall.

            What the hell happened to that? Why isn't Trump keeping that promise?

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            Re: Disgusting Mexican Americans
            Posted on: 2018-07-11 17:28:54   By: Anonymous
             
            I've got some DNA for you, open wide!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-07-11 06:22:08   By: Anonymous
 
I'd rather have them released early then some of the criminals Obama has let out

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-07-11 06:50:52   By: Anonymous
     
    Why doesn’t he concentrate on something more important? There are a million other things that need his attention that affect ALL of us...our lives, money, safety, wellbeing.

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      Re: Daycare?
      Posted on: 2018-07-11 07:24:30   By: Anonymous
       
      Sounds like you're mostly concerned with the quality of your daycare. These men more than paid for their mistake and are making room for more deserving a cell.

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        Re: Daycare?
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 07:32:28   By: Anonymous
         
        There is a thing called the rule of law. Trump is incredible of understanding the importance of this.

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          Re: Daycare?
          Posted on: 2018-07-11 07:37:53   By: Anonymous
           
          Basically he is TRYING to send a message to the people involved in the Russian investigation. If these people do not testify against him. He will pardon them for there crimes.

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            Re: Daycare?
            Posted on: 2018-07-11 08:41:04   By: Anonymous
             
            Exactly right!!!!!
            The Orange Turd just wants to remind us that he will pardon any criminal he wants as long as they are racist Republicans and dont testify that he is indeed a Russian stooge

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              Re: Daycare?
              Posted on: 2018-07-11 20:35:44   By: Anonymous
               
              You got a problem with that?!?!

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          Re: Daycare?
          Posted on: 2018-07-11 10:53:07   By: Anonymous
           
          Correct - Trump does understand the rule of law, and he has broken it many times in his corrupt business career.

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        Re: Daycare?
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 10:28:15   By: Anonymous
         
        Oh, please.

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          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
          Posted on: 2018-07-11 17:35:01   By: Anonymous
           
          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-07-11 17:53:19   By: Anonymous
       
      YEAH!....like getting rid of these filthy Mexicans!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 20:53:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Sad, mean, misguided,... if you don’t want filthy people around get rid of your mother and girlfriend

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-07-11 07:48:29   By: Anonymous
 
Trump is basically condoning domestic terrorism. These two were convicted of arson (thousands of acres) to cover up their illegal deer poaching. We all know the events that this led to. Truly crooked trump is an enabler of all things this country stands against. If you stand with trump, you stand against America.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-07-11 07:55:46   By: Anonymous
 
A nice bone to throw to his base considering he basically just took out their soybean industry in the tariff trade wars.

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    Economic Arson
    Posted on: 2018-07-11 08:47:08   By: Anonymous
     
    The trade war will cause a depression America hasn't seen since the 30's.
    It as most all policies are ignorant, and sociopathic.
    Despite this, his cult followers are all in with their dear leader Russia lover.
    It really is an example of how the media especially Fox, and hate radio has brainwashed 1/3 of America. Coupled with the Olirgarchs $, America id turning 3rd world, just how the $Billionaires want.
    Cultists wake up, and see you are being stooped by Don the Con Russia Lover.

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      Re: Economic Arson
      Posted on: 2018-07-11 09:05:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Get off of the LSD Timothy , you are one space cadet !!

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        Re: Economic Arson
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 09:35:01   By: Anonymous
         
        Seriously? Do you know any midwest farmers or Harley Davidson mechanics in this country? More and more GOP are having to walk the tightrope between party politics and taking care of their constituents. Pull yourself away from the Kool Aid that is FOX News.

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          Re: Economic Arson
          Posted on: 2018-07-11 12:45:08   By: Anonymous
           
          Harleys to Brazil.

          Soybeans to Brazil.

          Making Brazil Great Again!!!

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        Re: Economic Arson
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 20:35:44   By: Anonymous
         
        It has happened before in modern history and can happen again. One man in power can has brought world war and the deaths of millions. Trump is indifferent to our free world alliance and is inviting putin to create more chaos.

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        Re: Economic Arson
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 20:55:52   By: Anonymous
         
        Most economic experts say your are way wrong... but of course trumpeze people don’t care... whatever trump says they parrot.

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      Re: Economic Arson
      Posted on: 2018-07-11 09:12:19   By: Anonymous
       
      Well all know Trump’s options come from Fox and Frends. If you look at the picture for the NATO summit. He is looking upward with that look on his face. He is incredible of hearing or understanding. This meeting is critical to all free people on earth. And even more important for people who are not free.

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        Re: Economic Arson
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 20:41:20   By: Anonymous
         
        The NATO meeting is NOT critical to all free people on earth.
        It is only critical to the twenty or so hypocritical leaders that want to suck the teat of the USA Cashcow.
        If they want to play it's time to pay and President Trump is just the guy to call it in.
        Time for NATO to fish or cut bait.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-07-11 14:26:45   By: Anonymous
 
Jerry Brown, your Snowflake Governor has basically commuted thousands of sentences on "low risk felons" most of which have been arrested again for committing crimes that they should never have been turned loose to commit! Where is your anger regarding this issue? These ranchers have real jobs, stay out of other people's business, aren't doing drugs like all your friends and get some max penalty that could be considered a hate crime by Barry, because they stood up to the bullying tactics of the BLM, and other overreaching government agencies!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-07-11 15:55:56   By: Anonymous
     
    It sounds like you are a big fan the the Fox and Frends. That’s not news, it’s propaganda. Why did Jerry Brown pardon these people? Because 20 years for smoking a joint and only given to blacks or minority’s is wrong. While the wealthy white man walks free.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-07-11 15:57:38   By: Anonymous
       
      These two clowns should serve there full sentence.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-07-11 17:29:37   By: Anonymous
         
        No they shouldn't.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-07-11 20:37:42   By: Anonymous
           
          May God bless our President and out great country!

          Let me know when he stops winning as thats all I see!

          Best. President. Ever.

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            Re: Beloved POTUS Trump
            Posted on: 2018-07-11 20:42:23   By: Anonymous
             
            Thank you President Trump for Making America Great Again!

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              Re: Beloved POTUS Trump
              Posted on: 2018-07-11 21:31:02   By: Anonymous
               
              Great President and he is just starting to Make America Great Again .

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