Friday, February 02, 2007

Misleading Bush Pardons of Border Agents continues

Bush never indicated he would pardon pardon border agents Ramos and Compean

See Net the Truth Online search for border agents...

Bush won't pardon agents immediately By DAVE MONTGOMERY
Star-Telegram Washington Bureau
Posted on Thu, Feb. 01, 2007

In an interview on the Fox television network Wednesday, Bush again said he is bound by strict federal guidelines on pardons and cannot immediately grant a pardon to the two agents.

Bush explained that "there is a series of steps that are analyzed in order for the Justice Department to make a recommendation as to whether or not a president grants a pardon."

And, Bush added, "We're not at that stage yet."...

'Your World' Exclusive: President George Bush
Thursday, February 01, 2007

This is a rush transcript from "Your World with Neil Cavuto," January 31, 2007, that may be update:

CAVUTO: Let me ask you, sir, about the ex-Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, both serving time in jail for shooting a runaway Mexican drug dealer.

Would you pardon them?

BUSH: You know, I get asked about pardons on a lot of different cases. And there's a procedure in place. And what I told members of Congress who have written me or called was to just look at the case, look at the facts in the case.

And people need to understand why these folks were sent to trial and why a jury of their peers convicted them. And that's, of course, what a president does on any pardon request.

CAVUTO: So, what are you saying?

BUSH: I'm saying, I would look at all the facts. And — but there is a process in any case for a president to make a pardon decision. In other words, there is a series of steps that are followed, so that the pardon process is, you know, a rational process.

CAVUTO: Well, they're in jail now. They're not going anywhere.

BUSH: Right. That's right.


BUSH: So...


CAVUTO: ... as things stand now, they will stay in jail.

BUSH: As things stand now, they will serve their sentence, right.

CAVUTO: Unless you interfere.

BUSH: Right. But what I'm trying to tell you is, is that it is — there is a series of steps that are analyzed in order for the Justice Department to make a recommendation as to whether or not a president grants a pardon.

CAVUTO: And we're not at that yet?

BUSH: No, we're not at that stage yet.

(END VIDEOTAPE),2933,249439,00.html

Minutemanproject Petition to Pardon border patrol agents to no avail President Turns his back

with link to Lou Dobbs video Border Betrayal

Net the Truth Online

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Confirmed: Presidential Pardon Border Agents a Myth
We exposed days ago in our piece Myth of Border Agents Presidential Pardon that President Bush never said during a KFOX TV interview Thursday, January 18, 2007 that he was considering a possible pardon for border patrol agents Ramos and Compean.

It was never even being considered by President Bush to pardon the agents a day after they reported to federal prison (Wednesday, January 17, 2007) to begin their 11 and 12 year prison sentences, nor at this time.

Had anyone in the news business bothered to view the actual KFOX-TV videotape of Alison Burns interview of President George Bush, this story would never had had any legs and worldwide hype.

We're still waiting to learn whether it's true the Ramos and Compean families were promised a phone call from President Bush...

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