Monday, July 02, 2018

Walden: Trump 'seriously considering' pardon of Hammonds

Rep. Greg Walden , R-Ore., said he received a phone call Saturday from President Trump, who said he is "seriously considering" pardoning Eastern Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, now serving a 5-year federal prison sentence. “Late Saturday afternoon, President Trump called me to say he is 'seriously considering' pardoning Dwight and Steven Hammond," the congressman said in a statement released Sunday. "The sentencing of Dwight and Steve Hammond to five years in federal prison is unjust. Period. Federal Judge Michael Hogan agreed, when he used his discretion to apply more appropriate sentences, calling the mandatory minimum sentence for this case something that would ‘shock the conscious.' Multiple editorial boards across Oregon have concurred...MORE

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