Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

President Trump considering pardon of boxing great Muhammad Ali

President Trump considering pardon of boxing great Muhammad Ali

President Donald Trump said Friday that he is considering a pardon for late boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

He refused to serve in the Vietnam War because of his religious beliefs, declaring himself a conscientious objector, and saying, "I ain't got no quarrel with the Viet Cong". His decision resulted in a draft-evasion conviction, and he was stripped of his heavyweight boxing crown. The Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 1971.

Trump floated an appeal for Ali on Friday morning when asked by reporters whether he was considering pardoning former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime attorney Michael Cohen.

California voters recall judge in Stanford rape case
Turner would "not be a danger to others" and expressed concern that "a prison sentence would have a severe impact " on him. Critics immediately pounced and accused Persky of going easy on Turner because of his commonalities with the defendant.

Per Jacqueline Alemany of CBS News, Trump said, "I'm thinking about Muhammad Ali" when discussing potential pardons.

It has been widely reported that the White House has assembled the paperwork to pardon dozens of people.

Mr Trump's comments follow his pardon of conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D'Souza.

Del Potro to face Nadal in first French Open semifinal since 2009
The delay enabled Nadal to regroup and he turned the deficit into a 5-3 lead before a second stoppage ended play for the day. I'm not interested in these things, I just play tennis.

Earlier this week, Trump commuted the life sentence for Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offense, after a high-profile campaign for clemency by reality television star Kim Kardashian West.

Media captionAre presidential pardons Trump's secret weapon?

"We have 3000 names. many of those names have been treated unfairly", he said. "No, I'm not thinking about OJ", he told reporters.

Capitals win first Stanley Cup
Ovechkin was voted victor of the 2018 Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Kuznetsov, who finished the regular season with 27 goals and 56 assists, scored 12 goals and had 20 assists in the postseason.

Like this: