So now we know why the White House is
refusing to release the report on which President
Clinton allegedly based his decision to grant
clemency to 16 imprisoned members of the
Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN. According to
The New York Times, it's because every single
law-enforcement office that was surveyed came
out against the deal in the strongest possible
The FBI, the Bureau of Prisons and two U.S.
attorneys all vehemently opposed the notion of
granting clemency to the imprisoned FALN
members, even with the condition that they
renounce violence - a condition that Clinton's
lucky recipients have thus far rejected.
Indeed, the Times quotes an unnamed senior
administration official as saying that Clinton's
clemency offer left federal law-enforcement
officials "stupefied" and "outraged" - and noted
that it is virtually unprecedented for a president to
reject the unanimous recommendation of agencies
likethe FBI and the Bureau of Prisons.
Not that this particular president has made a habit
of using his clemency power to empty out the
nation's prisons, even in such causes celebre as
the FALN. Since taking office in 1993, Bill
Clinton has received 3,042 petitions for clemency.
And prior to this case, he'd granted only three of
All of which inevitably leads to one conclusion and
one conclusion only: Bill Clinton is willing to set
free a group of unapologetic, self-proclaimed
"political prisoners" for the sole purpose of helping
his wife's Senate campaign attract Hispanic votes.
That Hillary Clinton is more than willing to waltz
her way into the Senate over the bodies of the
FALN's victims is disgusting enough. That her
husband is blatantly willing to violate his sworn
oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the
Constitution for the sake of his wife's political
ambitions is truly frightening.