President Bill Clinton Clemency

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When he left office in January 2001, President Clinton refused clemency to Jonathan Pollard,

Jonathan Pollard is serving his 16th year of a life sentence for an offense that usually carries a 2 to 4 year sentence (with actual prison time served often considerably less.)

President Clinton showed his contempt for Israel and the American Jewish Community by refusing Pollard clemency while granting it to a host of convicted felons, guilty of such crimes as:

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Two of the clemencies in particular that were granted by President Clinton, one to a tax fraud racketeer and fugitive from the law, Marc Rich; and the other to an urban terrorist, Susan Rosenberg, have prompted outrage across the spectrum in America and have elicited calls for a congressional investigation. Jonathan Pollard continues to languish in prison in his 16th year of a life sentence.


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