Trump may eye Ali pardon, though late champ may not need one
10 June, 2018, 21:03 | Author: Wade Massey
That revelation comes just days after Trump pardoned another former boxer, Jack Johnson who was convicted of violating a law that made it illegal to transport women across state lines for "immoral" purposes, according to the Associated Press. He appealed that conviction to the Supreme Court, which ruled he was entitled to conscientious objector status and overturned the conviction in an 8-0 decision.
Since being in office, Trump has granted five pardons and commuted one sentence.
Trump did not elaborate on why he might pardon for Ali.
"If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn't have to draft me, I'd join tomorrow".
Trump has also said he is mulling pardons for lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, and Rod Blagojevich, a former IL governor convicted in 2009 of soliciting bribes for political appointments, including former president Barack Obama s vacant US Senate seat.
"He was, look, he was not very popular then, certainly his memory is popular now", Trump said. He said he wants the athletes to tell him who they think has been treated unfairly by the justice system and he would consider pardoning them. The Supreme Court unanimously overturned his violation conviction in a unanimous ruling on June 28, 1971, and after anti-war sentiment grew, a judge ruled in 1970 that Ali could box professionally again.
Trump told reporters Friday that his administration is "looking at literally thousands of names of people that have come to our attention that have been treated unfairly or where their sentence is far too long".
However, to be pardoned, you need to have been convicted of a crime. The NFL recently enacted a new policy that allows players to stay in the locker room rather than stand for the anthem, but face fines if they kneel.
"We heard what he was contemplating and it needed a response", he said.
In April, Trump issued a full pardon in April to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted of lying to investigators and obstruction of justice following the 2003 leak of the covert identity of Central Intelligence Agency officer Valerie Plame.
Asked if he will pardon former campaign aides such as Paul Manafort, indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller, Trump said, "They haven't been convicted of anything". "They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn't put no dogs on me, they didn't rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father".
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I am proud to be able to present this to Colin for his passionate defense of social justice and civil rights for all people. Donald Trump is on a pardoning binge, offering up clemency to everyone from Martha Stewart to Muhammad Ali .
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