In a new Op-Ed Attorney Harmeet Dhillion argues Roger Stone was victim of political prosecution and Trump was right to commute his sentence.
Dhillon joined Fox and Friends this morning and asked where the outrage was when Obama pardoned terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
Oscar Lopez Rivera was the leader of FALN, which took credit for more than 70 bombings
Here is a report from January 2017 when it took place:
Fox News reports Attorney Harmeet Dhillon said on Monday that President Trump did not pardon Roger Stone, there was a commutation of the sentence, and similar moves by former President Barack Obama were not met with the same reaction.
“The same people clutching their pearls and shrieking about Stone’s commutation, I didn’t hear them complaining when Oscar Rivera was pardoned by President Obama. He was even too much of a terrorist for Clinton to pardon,” Dhillon, of the Center for American Liberty, told “Fox & Friends.”
Lopez was considered a top leader of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN, an ultranationalist Puerto Rican group that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings at government buildings, department stores, banks and restaurants in New York, Chicago, Washington and Puerto Rico during the 1970s and early 1980s. Obama commuted his sentence in January 2017.
Dhillon said Trump’s move was based on the “Mueller witch hunt.” On the other hand, Dhillon said that Bill Clinton pardoned one of his major campaign donors, Marc Rich, who was a fugitive from justice.
“And that was an out-of-the-norm pardon,” Dhillon said.
“Look, the answer to pardons or commutations that you don’t like is our political process. There is no issue. It’s built in the Constitution,” Dhillon said.