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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Obama's 'Miserly' Pardon Record- Is It Because He's Scared?

"The government shutdown has furloughed one of the most pivotal officials in the criminal justice system--the Justice Department's pardon attorney. But it turns out he hasn't been that busy.

In a record that may surprise many political observers, the Obama administration's pardon attorney, Ronald Rodgers, has teed up the lowest rate of pardons and commutations of any recent administration.

"This president is the most miserly pardoner of any modern president," says MSNBC.com Managing Editor Dafna Linzer, who led an investigation on the presidential pardon power for the Washington Post and Pro-Publica."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more here from Ari Melber / MSNBC:

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