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The Obama Legacy: Releasing Terrorists

Posted: January 31, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   by

The week before leaving office, former president Obama gave clemency to unrepentant FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera.

I published an Op / Ed today in the Wall Street Journal challenging Obama’s clemency grant to, and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda’s support for, this unrepentant terrorist.

Please see this Wall Street Journal piece:

Although overshadowed by the clemency bestowed on Chelsea Manning, on Tuesday the news broke that President Obama was commuting the sentence of Oscar López Rivera. The push to release the terrorist had been a cause célèbre in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Latin America for years. He counts among his supporters New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who labeled López Rivera a “political prisoner” and compared him to Nelson Mandela…

If you cannot access the piece, the full text can be found here.

Please also see discussions with:

Eric Shawn on Fox News Channel

Steve Malzberg on Newsmax,

Larry O’Connor on WMAL in Washington DC, Interview of 01.19.17

 

Lastly, FALN terrorist fugitives William Morales and Victor Gerena remain at large, as guests of Cuba.

We will work with the Trump administration for their return and that of BLA cop killer Joanne Chesimard and the other fugitives.