In a move that will have liberals trembling in their dens of iniquity, President Trump may soon issue a pardon for “America’s Toughest Sheriff.” Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff, was recently found guilty for doing his job and rounding up illegal aliens. His misdemeanor conviction was the result of a series of Obama administration attacks and judgments issued by Clinton appointees.
In fact, he was specifically targeted by the Obama Justice Department (Lynch) on the day before he was due for reelection. The guilty verdict was handed down, not by a jury of his peers, by a single, liberal judge. By keeping a lesser charge against him, Clinton appointed Susan Bolton had the authority to condemn him.
However, President Trump understands the truth. He told Fox News on Sunday that he was “seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio.” The president said that the pardon could take place in the next few days.
The attacks started when Sheriff Joe began to build a reputation for being tough on illegal residents. Being situated very close to the border, he and his deputies followed the law and collected criminals. However, Obama did not like Arpaio’s stance on crime or his inquiries into the illegitimacy of Obama’s so-called Hawaiian birth certificate.
Having been a sheriff for over 20 years, Arpaio explained that the “birth certificate” released by the Obama White House was most definitely a forgery. His lead investigator Mike Zullo said that the document contains “anomalies” that could not be explained unless it had been fabricated.
The leftist media buried the story, but Obama never forgot Sheriff Joe’s attempt to illuminate the truth. Because he was an illegitimate president, he targeted Arpaio with ruthless intent, having his minions work to bring Arpaio down.
Civil liberties whiners criticized Arpaio for making prisoners were pink underwear and housing them in his now famous tent city, but the “city” itself has been emptied. When new Sheriff Penzone took office he immediately released the criminals Arpaio had spent years collecting for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In fact, Judicial Watch reports that approximately 400 criminals each day were released from Maricopa County jails.
When the ACLU and the department of Justice brought a racial profiling suit against the Maricopa County Sheriff, the biased Judge overseeing the case found Arpaio in contempt of court and recommended criminal charges. Snow ordered Arpaio to cease arresting illegals.
However, Snow’s verdict wasn’t clearly defined. Sheriff Joe kept doing his job, so the Obama Justice Department filed criminal charges. Bolton, a Clinton appointee found Arpaio guilty. In a statement after the ruling, Arpaio’s attorneys said, “The judge’s verdict is contrary to what every single witness testified in the case. Arpaio believes that a jury would have found in his favor, and that it will.”
Now, however, it looks like Sheriff Joe won’t have to face the sentencing hearing on October 5, after all. The president could wait for the appeal or simply pardon him.
Speaking Sunday, Trump said, “I might do it right away, maybe early this week. I am seriously thinking about it.”
Arpaio expressed surprise when he heard that the president was concerned about his case. “I am happy he understands the case, I would accept the pardon because I am 100 percent not guilty,” he told Fox News.
“America’s Toughest Sheriff” also said that regardless of any possible pardon, he’ll still stand behind President Trump, and expressed a wish that he wouldn’t cause of any problems for the new administration.
“I would never ask him for a pardon, especially if it causes heat. I don’t want to do anything that would hurt the president,” Arpaio said.
President Trump, however, understands the attacks better than anyone else. He’s dealt with hatred, false accusations, and death threats of liberals, all because he’s trying to help Americans and keep them safe. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him,” Trump said about Arpaio.
He’s right. Hopefully, Sheriff Joe will be exonerated one way or another, and the criminals who attacked him using their power (Lynch) will be brought to justice instead.