Dec 25, 2017
Obama Refused to Help Rubashkin

Former NY governor David Paterson said he asked President Barack Obama to pardon Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin and got a resounding "No."

By COLlive reporter

A recording attributed to David Paterson, who served as the governor of New York from 2008 to 2010, claims that he discussed the case of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin with President Barack Obama.

In the recording from an undated radio show, the host reported that "a Kosher meatpacker who was serving a 27-year sentence for financial crimes is now free."

The host went on to say that the commutation of Rubashkin by President Donald Trump "had bi-partisan support and the 57-year-old's sentence was widely viewed as too lengthy considering he was just a first-time offender."

The former governor then chimed in. "I'm very happy to hear this," he said, and revealed, "I actually worked on this case, I tried to take it to President Obama."

Paterson commented, "The sentence was 9 times what it was supposed to be. There was also an allegation that when there was an appeal that the judge that tried the case went and talked to the appeals judge, which they're not supposed to do."

Paterson answered "No" to the question whether Obama took his recommendation.

Asked why Rubashkin got such a long sentence and did the sentence have anti-Semitic motives to it, Paterson said:

"There was a feeling that he was anti-union and so it was a Federal Prosecution. And it was obviously the justice department under Obama, and he was sentenced to this really long sentence. I think he was sentenced actually before Obama came in, but they kept it that way, and the sentence was strange, it was way, way beyond what it should've been. So I'm really glad."

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It should be noted that Barack Obama ended his presidency having granted clemency to more people convicted of federal crimes than any chief executive in 64 years, according to the Pew research center.

By the end of his presidency on January 20, 2017, Barack Obama had exercised his constitutional power to grant executive clemencythat is, "pardon, commutation of sentence, remission of fine or restitution, and reprieve"to 1,927 individuals convicted of federal crimes. Of the acts of clemency, 1,715 were commutations (including 504 life sentences) and 212 were pardons.

But he also received far more requests for clemency than any U.S. president on record, largely as a result of an initiative set up by his administration to shorten prison terms for nonviolent federal inmates convicted of drug crimes.




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1
Formula
Obama pardoned people based on a formula he came up with. It goes like this:

Drug dealer + Black = pardon

Everyone else = no pardon.
(12/25/2017 10:51:59 PM)
2
This is no news!
This ant Semite named Obama will definitely pay for this and many other things!

Anyone who voted for him or for Hillary should do real teshuvah! And go help someone to make up for this!
(12/25/2017 10:54:22 PM)
3
Mind boggling
Chassidim and most mosdos voted for Obama both times around . Go figure
(12/25/2017 11:08:20 PM)
4
No surprise
Its obama. End of story. Bye
(12/25/2017 11:14:20 PM)
5
Retribution
They already made up for their mistakes by voting for Trump, who commuted Rubashkin's sentence and freed him, Boruch Hashem. G-d Bless Trump and his precious family! G-d Bless the Jewish Nation. G-d Bless America!
(12/25/2017 11:21:35 PM)
6
Ad mosai
Hashem is amazing! Bh he sent a shliach Donald Trump as the best president of United states to pardon him.
Moshiach Now!
(12/25/2017 11:26:44 PM)
7
Yimach shmo
Yemach shmo vezichro together with all his liberal friends!!
(12/25/2017 11:51:27 PM)
8

No more Obama pictures unless used for a dart board.WeWantTrumpPictures💪💪💪👍
(12/26/2017 12:17:12 AM)
9
Trump
Let us see
Many many Jewish organisations
Plenty in the North West
But also in the East ostracize those Jews of their community
Who have Republican leanings
If we as plain Jews unadorned with titles would only do our civic duty at mid-Terms and latter at the end of Trumps first term and ONLY vote Republican
Thus showing clearly to USA and the world that we are deeply grateful to Trump and his administration including of course Nikki Haley and are willing to meaningfully support his/their efforts on behalf of Am Yisroel bechol mokom shehaim
(12/26/2017 12:44:50 AM)
10
MRS PERL ARBOR
OBAMA JUST PAID LIP SERVICE TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY. HE WANTED TO PARDON ALL BLACK PRISONERS BUT REALISED THE JAILS WOULD BE OUT OF BUSINESS
(12/26/2017 1:15:12 AM)
11
why the surprise???
it is well known that if you put any random guy as a democratic candidate for presidency, majority of Jews and blacks will vote democratic. so what is new here???
(12/26/2017 1:16:11 AM)
12
Larry
What a shock
(12/26/2017 2:03:52 AM)
13
WELL SAID # 2
WELL SAID # 2
(12/26/2017 2:11:37 AM)
14
Not just semantics
SMR had his sentence commuted, not pardoned.
(12/26/2017 4:24:55 AM)
15
Gratitude
How many have written whithouse.gov to express their support for his good work?
(12/26/2017 6:11:30 AM)
16
Pollard
Obama commuted Pollard and no one says boo. No gratitude for Obama, no dancing in the streets. Explain that...... Lovers will always love and haters will always hate.
(12/26/2017 7:04:44 AM)
17
To # 16
Pollard sentence was not commuted,. He was, however, eligible for parole.
(12/26/2017 7:32:56 AM)
18
to # 16
Pollard being released had nothing to do with Obama. He was freed per the federal guidelines in place at the time of his sentencing. Obama happened to be potus when his 30 years were up. Obama's involvement in the case, if you can call it that, was saying No to clemency that would allow him to move to israel.
(12/26/2017 7:52:35 AM)
19

#16 should go back to pre-school. Where is Pollard and what was done for him?
(12/26/2017 7:53:47 AM)
20
To 16
Obama did not commute Pollard. Pollard served a full 30 years, which was the life sentence he was given under the guidelines at the time of his sentencing.
(12/26/2017 7:56:10 AM)
21
To #16
Obama did not commute or pardon Pollard. Don't try to credit him where none is due. He refused to do it. Pollard is only out now as his prison term of 30 years just finished. He still has very harsh terms for parole / supervised release.
No one is dancing with the harsh terms he has now.
(12/26/2017 8:02:07 AM)
22
To 16
Pollards sentence was not commuted at all get your facts straight
(12/26/2017 8:08:34 AM)
23
Polard
Obama did not pardon Polard, it was an automatic parole based on eligibility.
(12/26/2017 8:10:13 AM)
24
Pollard Corrected
Obama did not pardon Pollard. Obama refused to do so. Pollard became eligible for parole.
(12/26/2017 8:14:16 AM)
25
Big Z Schapiro
#to I agree with you a hundred percent job well done
(12/26/2017 9:06:01 AM)
26
Obama is horrible
So glad I didn't vote
(12/26/2017 9:25:55 AM)
27
TO ALL THE OBAMA LOVERS
First of all Obama did not pardon Pallard even though he had plenty of years to do so. Also Obama had 8 YEARS to pardon or cumute Rubashkin. Did he? No he did'nt . He has'nt done one good thing for Israel. The United States under the Obama administration was not frendly with Israel. I want to know who could tell who has done more and been more pro israel and a better President? Obama or Trump? Not a hard QUESTION. And to #16 you have no clue what your talking about. Obama got tons of drug dealers out of jail and he could'nt set Pollard or Rubashkin free. And you say we are not dancing in the street. Well after a guy gets out of jail 19 years early it is a reason to dance thanks to our amazing new President! Also a side point President Obama said he was moving the embasy. Did he? Not that I heard of maybe you did, and who actualy just anounced there moving the embassy our great president.
(12/26/2017 9:37:39 AM)
28
To #6
Again SMR "Wasn't Pardoned", he still has to pay "Restitution" substantially & is on "Parole", pardoned means he doesn't have either, big difference, remember that
(12/26/2017 9:47:55 AM)
29
Obama and his dear "Love " for the Jewish nation
Obama is Muslim and hates Jews .
He started and funded ISIS
He freed many mega terrorists
He did much damage and intensified the casualties and situation in Israel and US as well
He didn't pardon or commute any Jew
#16 When talking about love and hate please think before you speak since yidden are people of warmth and love
And he is someone who derives pleasure from pain and hurting others
(12/26/2017 11:43:42 AM)
30
My 25 sense
This presidential imposter set his own people back 50 years. America has not seen riots like those on his watch since Newark NJ 1967
(12/26/2017 7:03:04 PM)
31
Obama and Jews
Obama has never been a lover of believing Jews. Yes, he likes Weinstein, Spielberg and liberal Jews. So we shouldnt be surprised if his lack of interest in helping Robiskin
(12/26/2017 9:37:45 PM)
32
To #30
You are right about Obama and the riots that went out of control during his reign of terror in the White House.
(12/27/2017 1:40:53 PM)
33
Our President Trump
Those who accused President Trump of being antisemitic should be reminded that the actions of President Trump of releasing Shalom Rubashkin, the Jerusalem move, the embracing of Israel and so many other things are not the actions of an antisemite. G-d bless and protect President Trump and his family, they have sacrificed their own lifestyle and privacy in order to Make America Great Again. And as America gets great again, the rest of the world will benefit as well.
(12/27/2017 6:03:22 PM)
34
Who knows how many dark dirty & ugly secret back room deals were
were made during his watch. But the great descent started earlier in Clinton's administration, it just accelerated at a much faster pace in Obama's. To try and reverse this downward trend is an awesome task for the new president & his administration, since there are many strongly entrenched negative forces working against the effort for good moral healthy changes. Hashem have pity! !
(12/28/2017 7:21:03 PM)
35
MRS PERL ARBOR
WE SHOULD REPAY OBAMA FOR HIS DUPLICITY AND CALLOUSNESS BY VOTING THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, IN ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS, BACK TO THE STONE AGE
(12/31/2017 8:33:48 AM)
36
Are you surprised?
I'm not surprised at all. When asked to look into the matter his attorney general, Eric Holder, kind of said this wasn't his business. This from the chief law enforcer in the country! Of course Obama had no problem overriding any other agency that he felt like overriding but couldn't figure out how to override this biased decision. (Check Holder's and Obama's astonishing record(s) of the names of those they did actually release from prison;take an aspirin first.)
(12/31/2017 1:06:58 PM)
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