Tags: mike huckabee | president donald trump | martha stewart | james comey

Huckabee: Comey Link Makes Martha Stewart Pardon Hard to Resist for Trump

Huckabee: Comey Link Makes Martha Stewart Pardon Hard to Resist for Trump

(Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 01 June 2018 04:41 PM

Mike Huckabee says it may be tough for President Donald Trump to resist pardoning homemaking diva Martha Stewart – especially because her conviction is linked to James Comey, the former FBI director sensationally fired by the commander in chief.

"There's a rumor that Trump will pardon Martha Stewart to clear her record. Somehow, that's also being spun as him helping out a celebrity pal, even though Stewart is a Democrat who backed Hillary Clinton and publicly disparaged Trump during the campaign," the former Arkansas governor and two-time GOP presidential candidate writes on his blog MikeHuckabee.com.

"Stewart was actually prosecuted by then-U.S. Attorney James Comey (déjà vu!) not for insider trading, which is what he was supposed to be investigating, but for "conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and making false statements to federal investigators" (déjà vu all over again!).

"To put it more clearly, she was charged with lying to investigators because she claimed she was innocent of a crime she was never convicted of committing. I'm sorry, that might be even less clear. When you add all that up, pardoning her might be hard for President Trump to resist."

On Thursday, Trump told reporters on Air Force One ​that he may commute the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is doing 14 years on a federal corruption conviction, and pardon Martha Stewart, who served five months in a federal prison for obstructing justice and related charges stemming from an illegal stock trade.

Hours earlier, the president granted a full pardon to conservative commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who was sentenced to five years probation in 2014 for federal campaign law violations.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
Mike Huckabee says it may be tough for President Donald Trump to resist pardoning homemaking diva Martha Stewart - especially because her conviction is linked to James Comey, the former FBI director sensationally fired by the commander in chief."There's a rumor that Trump...
mike huckabee, president donald trump, martha stewart, james comey
273
2018-41-01
Friday, 01 June 2018 04:41 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved