Trump on Arpaio: Bill Clinton Pardoned Marc Rich After Wife Donated Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars


President Trump defends his decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, calls outs former President Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich after receiving donations from ex-wife:

TRUMP: I wanted to look at some of the other people that were pardoned over the years. And if you look at -- as an example, President Clinton pardoned Marc Rich, who was charged with crimes going back decades, including illegally buying oil from Iran while it held 53 American hostages -- wasn't allowed to do that -- selling to the enemies of the United States. He was pardoned after his wife donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clintons.

Then you have dangerous criminals. President Clinton pardoned Susan Rosenberg, a member of the Weather Underground, charged as part of a bank robbery that led to a guard and two police officers being killed.

Drug dealers. President Clinton commuted the sentence of Carlos Vignali, a central player in a cocaine ring that stretched from California to Minnesota.

Criminal leaker. You've heard the word "leaker"? President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked countless sensitive and classified documents to WikiLeaks, perhaps and others, but horrible, horrible thing that he did -- commuted the sentence and perhaps pardoned.

President Obama commuted the sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, who was charged as part of a violent independence group from Puerto Rico responsible for 28 Chicago-area bombings and many deaths in the 1970s and 1980s.

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