President commutes sentences of nearly 100 more felons

The Weekly Standards Stephen Hayes recently called President Obama’s claims regardingthe Guantanamo Bay detention facility “brazenly and stunningly misleading” and accused him of “breathtaking dishonesty.” The subject was the president’s claim in an interview that of the hundreds of Gitmo prisoners released over the years, “a handful” would necessarily rejoin terrorist groups.

While a handful of us worry that we’ve forgotten something important at homeafter we part for vacation, President Obama made certain to commute the sentences of100 more U.S. prisoners before taking off for Hawaii.

Andrew Malcolm of Investor’s Business Daily reports that PresidentObama last Friday quietly commuted the prison sentences of almost 100 federal felons, mostly drug dealers, calling his act“another step forward in upholding our fundamental ideals of justice and fairness.” Malcolm adds that “since nearly half were serving life sentences, some for gun crimes, they’re not supposed to be out on the streets ever.” In the meantime, the president is thanking the NBA for joining ranks with gun control bully Everytown for Gun Safety.

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