Readers may recall that as a Justice Department official, Holder gave President Clinton cover to pardon big-donor Marc Rich -- the gazillionaire who fled the country rather than face fraud and tax-evasion charges. Holder also had a role in Clinton's decision to commute the sentences of 16 Puerto Rican independence terrorists.
In other words, Holder rewarded a gazillionaire fugitive for avoiding prosecution and helped free unrepentant terrorists for political advantage. But when it comes to using the pardon power to curb the excesses of brutish sentences, Holder has other priorities.
Clarence Aaron can wait. Given his sentence of life without parole, where's he going to go?
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