President Trump announced earlier today that he has granted a full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza:
Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2018
Washington Post fact checker tried to differentiate between Trump’s pardons so far, and those of his predecessors, including Barack Obama:
After the outrage over Bill Clinton’s abuse of the pardon process, both Bush and Obama were careful to stick to DOJ recommendations. Bush wouldn’t even pardon Libby despite huge pressure. Looks like that’s all out the window now. https://t.co/6UHDj1a4gf
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 31, 2018
I'm sure Chelsea Manning heartily agrees with you. https://t.co/ehJe5bBLxn
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) May 31, 2018
Bingo! And then some…
Tell us about the terrorists and traitors Obama pardoned, fact checker. https://t.co/ZgASS3TgpH
— 'Sources Say' is Greek for 'Fake News' (@NolteNC) May 31, 2018
Chelsea Manning was NOT a DOJ recommendation. It sent a FAR more damaging message to pardon a literal traitor than anyone Trump has pardoned. And that's just one example of terrible Obama pardons. https://t.co/mZWpiWgt5z
— The Wanderer (@EDMLive) May 31, 2018
Barry pardoned a traitor and a terrorist bomber, check that fact.
— Jim Regan (@Jbones72) May 31, 2018
That’s how I feel about Obama pardoning Cop killers, Terrorists and traitors
— Beanfrompa?? (@BeanfromPa) May 31, 2018
— Perry (@BAMAPERRY) May 31, 2018
Confirmed: The media had a long and restful hibernation during the Obama years.