President Trump’s Clemency for Dwight and Steven Hammond

By 1600 Staff

President Trump showed mercy by granting clemency to two Oregon ranchers who started fires on federal land.

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According to Fox News:

President Trump on Tuesday pardoned the father and son ranchers from Oregon whose imprisonment for setting fires on federal land sparked a 41-day takeover of a wildlife refuge in the state.

Trump signed the order granting clemency to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond, 49, who were convicted of arson in 2012 for fires that burned on federal land in 2001 and 2006.

Though they served their original sentences for the conviction — Dwight serving three months, Steven serving one year — an appellate judge ruled in 2015 that the terms were too short under federal minimum sentencing laws and the Hammonds were resentenced to serve the mandatory minimum. This decision led to the 2016 protests.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went even further in a statement, saying the following:

“At the Hammonds’ original sentencing, the judge noted that they are respected in the community and that imposing the mandatory minimum, 5-year prison sentence would “shock the conscience” and be “grossly disproportionate to the severity” of their conduct.  As a result, the judge imposed significantly lesser sentences.  The previous administration, however, filed an overzealous appeal that resulted in the Hammonds being sentenced to five years in prison.  This was unjust.

Dwight Hammond is now 76 years old and has served approximately three years in prison.  Steven Hammond is 49 and has served approximately four years in prison.  They have also paid $400,000 to the United States to settle a related civil suit.  The Hammonds are devoted family men, respected contributors to their local community, and have widespread support from their neighbors, local law enforcement, and farmers and ranchers across the West.  Justice is overdue for Dwight and Steven Hammond, both of whom are entirely deserving of these Grants of Executive Clemency.”

The Obama administration threw the book at the Hammonds in the appeals process. Their “unjust”treatment inspired the protests and eventual standoff with Ammon Bundy and dozens of protesters in early 2016, who occupied the federal wildlife refuge in Oregon that caught fire as a result of the Hammonds’ crimes. The incident reflected an overreaction from the Obama administration, whose policies caused great unrest in Western states for their actions.

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Susan Lindauer
Susan Lindauer
2 years ago

Truly exceptional! I followed the case of the Hammond ranch family and the Bundy family, whose causes are intertwined in the West. My family and friends could not be more thrilled and moved by President Trump’s reaching out to these hard working protectors of Liberty. I’m amazed and so happy. This is phenomenal. Thank you President! From all of us with family and friends in Montana, Arizona, Nevada and Utah– the Sage Brush Rebels, as it were! God Bless America.

Stacy Dennis Prawl
Stacy Dennis Prawl
2 years ago
Reply to  Susan Lindauer

Something needs to be done about that “STINKING” judge that ordered them back to prison! Obviously an Obama tyrant suck up!

Maxx
2 years ago
Reply to  Susan Lindauer

I’m with you !! Actually the entire issue of “federal lands” should be put under a microscope. There are millions and millions of acres of land officially owned as part of a sovereign state that voluntarily joined the Union centuries ago. Since the United States is a government of the people BY THE PEOPLE there is no reason whatsoever for land to be designated as “federal land”. These lands were confiscated from the state. They were not purchased. Therefore they should be returned to each state involved.

Vaughn
Vaughn
2 years ago
Reply to  Maxx

Maxx I’ agree!!!

Susan Lindauer
Susan Lindauer
2 years ago

I’m doing a radio show this weekend to talk about the Hammond Pardon and the brilliant pick for Supreme Court Justice, Mr. Brett Kavanaugh. Liberty is alive in America again! God bless President Trump!

James Rust
2 years ago

Great news about the carrying reactions of President Trump for American citizens swept up in the turmoil of past grievances caused by previous Administrations. President Trump’s policies are leading to a more wealthy United States and more civilized behavior.
James H. Rust, professor of nuclear engineering (ret. Georgia Tech)

Peggy
Peggy
2 years ago
Reply to  James Rust

I agree and it just amazes me why other people can’t see it! I’m so happy they are back with their families. Maybe Obama should serve the amount of time these people were in prison. What is it? Seven years?

MareCad TITANIC
MareCad TITANIC
2 years ago

Wonderful and Just. Thank you President Trump

Harry Townsend
2 years ago

Why is it when the EPA under The Obama reign never charged or punished anyone for contaminating the Animus River. in Colorado?

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
2 years ago
Reply to  Harry Townsend

BECAUSE THEY WERE THE FOOLS THAT DID THE POLUTING

Ursula
Ursula
2 years ago

Trumps is the best and most fair President ever. He’ll go down in history as the best President ever

Josie
Josie
2 years ago

Wonderful news! Finally JUSTICE! Thank God obama is gone. He needs to be jailed he was an illegal US President and he needs to be punished…

dandy
dandy
2 years ago
Reply to  Josie

the sooner the better back tO KENYA WITH GEORGE SOROS
AND THE MALADO AND THE TRANSGENDER PERSON

MM
MM
2 years ago
Reply to  Josie

Josie. THAT’S right!

Vaughn
Vaughn
2 years ago
Reply to  Josie

Josie I agree with you. Obama paid millions to keep his records closed. Imagine what we’d find out about him if they were opened?

Rick
Rick
2 years ago

Lets all pray for our simple minded brothers and sisters who seem to have lost their minds…

Maxx
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick

Prayer is NOT going to fix what is wrong with liberals / progressives /socialists. Since they are already totally useless to society lobotomies would wok wonders for their dysfunctional brains.

Tyronne Shoelaces
Tyronne Shoelaces
2 years ago

This is what happens when you left a homosexual,muslim, anti-American, cry-baby POS run your country.

James Nybakken
James Nybakken
2 years ago

A homosexual, muslim, anti-American, cry-baby POS?
Really?

Bill Williams
2 years ago

This is great news, thanks Mr. President for rectifying this insane Obama injustice. How do these irrational liberals sleep at night, no conscience, none. In time maybe they will get what they truly deserve.

Peggy
Peggy
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill Williams

Oh I hope they get what they deserve and their kook-aid drinking followers too!

john dobbs
john dobbs
2 years ago

I applaud this move! I followed the story since it was on TV news constantly! I hoped it would turn out good for the Ranchers! I had fear the Government might just run a Bombing mission and kill everyone!! Good move Mr. President*****

earl
earl
2 years ago

obama is one sick SOB him and his gay male wife both need to be put in the gas chamber then dragged by wild horses up and down Washington DC like the trash that they are the hammonds need to be refunded all the money they had to pay for lawyers and finds very unjust the whole dam thing was a set up by obama and all the fags who support him one that needs to go to jail is harry Reid for all the crooked things he and his son have done to gain millions of dollars under the table

Albert Gomez Leonardi
Albert Gomez Leonardi
2 years ago

When we thought all hope was gone, the Lord heard our cry and change it all.
Why we don’t hear that we need a change? They use that word for a change of their own, but now we really have a change for good.
Praise the Lord!
Let US thank Him for the president He has given US!

Dan Bongiorno
Dan Bongiorno
2 years ago

This is what happens when you have a legitimate President who cares about OUR country and the people in it!!! Our President Trump also doesn’t think he’s above the law like the last impostor of a president obama was in trying to destroy Our country. I pray obama receives what he deserves as more corruption is unveiled on his phony presidency!

Kate
Kate
2 years ago

Thank you President Trump, Justice for these two men has finally been done.

Desert Fox
2 years ago

Thank you Mr. President! Now if you could pardon several of our Servicmen who have been inprisoned for doing their job responsibly but charged and jailed it would help the morale of the men and women who serve our country. Please!!

Jack
Jack
2 years ago
Reply to  Desert Fox

Amen to that “Desert Fox”. May God bless you! Mr. President, please pardon the American warriors who are unjustly imprisoned.

john zachary
john zachary
2 years ago
Reply to  Desert Fox

Absolutely, you send them out to do a job (your dirty work) and them “try them” for a crime. Bad government choice. Pardon, and restore all benefits for those soldiers.

Shane
Shane
2 years ago

Trump has no respect for US law. Just evil. Refuses to enforce actual laws and creates his own by Presidential fiat.

Sonia
Sonia
2 years ago
Reply to  Shane

That was Obama. President Trump abides by Constitutional Law. You’ve been listening to the wrong people instead of learning for yourself.

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

Mr. President, please pardon our unjustly imprisoned American warriors.

Jan Turner
Jan Turner
2 years ago

Thank God for President Trump! Between the Obama Administration AND the governor of Oregon there has been a terrible miscarriage of justice PLUS the murder by government agents of an innocent man. Thank God we have President Trump to put a stop to these men having to serve a double sentence. Now, when and if the Justice Department can ever get it’s act together, maybe the agents who stopped and then murdered the old man from Arizona who they KNEW was only going to a meeting and was unarmed. Then, tried to kill the teen-age girl who was riding in his truck by shooting INTO the truck. It is a disgrace that still needs to be looked into. I’m beginning to doubt that we’ll EVER get some honest and law-abiding people in the Justice Department. They seem to have been completely overrun by Obama/Hillary supporters who are more interested in making this into a socialist country than in keeping it a Constitutional Republic.

San Jose Mike
San Jose Mike
2 years ago

It is possible for reasonable people to be on both sides of this pardon, but any reasonable person must also admit that they have served “enough” time and have been punished. Enough is enough.

sanjosemike (no longer in CA)

Monica
Monica
2 years ago

I have followed this case for a long time. The Hammonds and many other ranchers were railroaded by the Bureau of Land Management, a thug operation designed to steal land and sell it to others. The feds also started fires that burned live cattle who could not escape (fenced in). I hope the BLM is disbanded forever.

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
2 years ago

If only he could clean the communist cockroaches out of our government as easy.

David in MA
David in MA
2 years ago
Reply to  ROBERT POWELL

THAT day is very near…..

CAMaven
CAMaven
2 years ago

“Set a fire?” It was a backfire, similar to what officials have done in the past. This whole thing was absurd. Thank you, President Trump.

CHARLES DUKE
CHARLES DUKE
2 years ago

Thank you President Trump. In today’s thinking they want you believe that right is left and up is down. We finally have a leader that is restoring our sanity!

DOROTHY KNOTT
DOROTHY KNOTT
2 years ago

DOROTHY KNOTT – THE PROBLEM IS THAT A PRESIDENT HAS TO HAVE A HEART PLUS GOOD KNOWLEDGE – PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH BOTH!!!

Martin Korab
2 years ago

President Trump is doing his best to undo all the wrongs of the Obama Administration and the Clinton Crime Family and God Bless him for that. The trouble is he is being obstructed by the Democratic Communist Party at every turn. President Trump will never yield to the criminal swamp element of this government and the criminals in Congress. He will expose them and they will get their time in prison for the traitors they are. GO TRUMP ! GO PENCE ! Martin Korab

PAUL YEN
PAUL YEN
2 years ago
Reply to  Martin Korab

Agree, Agree, Agree.

Beth Mulvihill
Beth Mulvihill
2 years ago

Thank tou, Mr President fot making it right! O ama was nothing but a commie muslim traitor! He must like the clintons are above the law,so we all know they will never be held accountable! TRUMP 2020! MAGA!

Fichmond L. Nunn
Fichmond L. Nunn
2 years ago

Yes! President Trump please undo the travesties that were performed against our servicemen on nothing more than a slanted news article from WAPO! Also it would be justice served if federal prosecuters were turned loose on the man/men who were responsible for the murders of unarmed people in this situation. Deep probes into this travesty, please!

ABUTOM
2 years ago

PRES. PLEASE COMMUTE OR REDUCE ALL THE OBAMA POW’S. THOSE GI BREADWINNERS HE PUT IN FT.LEAVENWORTH FOR FIGHTING AL QUEDA AND THE TALIBAN. THEIR WIVES AND KIDS ARE ALSO DOING TIME . THEY WAIT FOR THEIR DADDY’S SOME OF WHOM ARE ON SUICIDE WATCH. THEY HAVE SOLD THEIR MEAGER HOUSES TO PAY LEGAL FEES. THE FAMILIES DID NO HARM YET OBAMA CONSIGNED THEM TO A LIFE OF SHAME AND POVERTY. WITH NO BENEFITS. CONVICTED BY OBAMA JUDGES WITH NO COMBAT EXPERIENCE.

BJ Hawes
BJ Hawes
2 years ago
Reply to  ABUTOM

Abutom:
On this 1600daily.com site, if you scroll to the bottom where it says contact us, click on that link and choose email the President, you can make your abovementioned request to him. I fully agree that our military service members should never be incarcerated for doing the job their required them to do! Wouldn’t it be great if Obama was incarcerated for all the evil he did as President.

Rich Kenny
Rich Kenny
2 years ago

obama should be convicted of misuse of his illegal powers to incarcerate these loyal citizens of the USA…. and he should assume the rest of the penalties with which he falsely accused and convicted these loyal AMERICANS… he has done more to evade the law and misuse the laws over which he had ultimate (but illegal) jurisdiction! it is about time to make right all that this illegal POS dictated over this country and pay the penalties for his illegal acts.

Charles Troupe
2 years ago

I wish now that the current administration could really clean out the DOJ AND the FBI … AND also fire and imprison the federal prosecutors (and the murdering coward FBI agents who deliberately killed the man from Arozona). It is a shame that most of our conservative leaders are still pretending that all the “rank and file” FBI agents are good and decent men and women, while totally ignoring the fact that it is ALWAYS those rank and file S.O.B.s that draw their weapons and kill whover their “management” tells them to.

Chuck Adkins
2 years ago

When the wrong people have power, we have unjust laws. This has been obvious by the unjust Judges who have abused our Constitutional Laws by becoming a law unto themselves, at the pleasure of unjust politicians. We have seen too much of this in recent years, and now when we have an opportunity to place a decent Justice in the Supreme Court, who knows and understands Constitutional Law, we are witnessing the opposition of the far left, who would rather have a Judge who would mold policy than judge by the law of the land. They deny our Constitution as legally binding law. Chuck

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Thank you Mr. President for pardoning the Hammond Family members who were wrongly prosecuted. However, we have several service members, in particular The Levenworth 10 who are in prison and serving up to 20 years for performing their duties under extreme rules. Among the more well-known cases is that of Army First Lt. Clint Lorance, who is serving a 20-year sentence for ordering his men to shoot two suspected Taliban scouts in July 2012 in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. Lorance had just taken command of the platoon after the prior leader and several others were killed days before. The Taliban suspects were on motorcycles and matched descriptions given by a pilot who flew over the area earlier and spotted them as scouts. Please look into correcting these travesty of justice cases.

Bob Olive
2 years ago

Thank you Mr. President for pardoning the Hammond Family who were wrongly prosecuted by the Obama regime. However, there are several military members languishing in prison who deserve to be pardoned. Among the more well-known cases is that of Army First Lt. Clint Lorance, who is serving a 20-year sentence for ordering his men to shoot two suspected Taliban scouts in July 2012 in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. Lorance had just taken command of the platoon after the prior leader and several others were killed days before. The Taliban suspects were on motorcycles and matched descriptions given by a pilot who flew over the area earlier and spotted them as scouts. Please correct these injustices done by the Obama Administraiton.

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Where is my comment?

russell
russell
2 years ago

Thank you President Trump for supporting Americans not illegals

Dexter L. wilson
Dexter L. wilson
2 years ago

and we know that Harry Reid’s son is involved with their attempt to procure land that has uranium.

James Higginbotham
2 years ago

who REALLY NEEDS IN PRISON, IS THE MUSLIM FRAUD AND THE OTHERS WHO DID THIS INJUSTICE TO THESE RANCHERS AND THE BUNDY’S.

walt morris
walt morris
2 years ago

no one i the history of our country has hurt America as much as that one man obama. i wish that he would be brought to justice and put infront of a wall and let the rest of the world that what obama did would not be acceptable and show the world that we mean business. if we let the democrats/communists get their way that would please obama to no end. i think that the ultimate price is what a traitor like obama should pay!!!

RufusVonDufuss
RufusVonDufuss
2 years ago
Reply to  walt morris

The liberal pukes are doing the same thing right now with the fugly Hillary. She should already be in prison grays.

RufusVonDufuss
RufusVonDufuss
2 years ago

Obama was/is/always will be nothing but a pile of stinking excremement, a person who was not even eligible to be president of the U.S. and one who should have been banished from our country with expediency!

BillB
BillB
2 years ago

We all need to thank God our Father in heaven for hearing the cries and prayers of Christians who know the truth about Obama, Holder and all the other communists in our country who are intent on taking away the Christian Heritage so obvious to anyone who studies the founding Fathers writings and early presidents and congressional actions! The only reason this nation has succeeded in staying free from all other evil attempts (Obama, Clinton, etc.) is the prayers and actions of those like the judge Trump appoints yesterday and many others like him in our nation working to thwart the evil of Soros and his tribe of subversives! Praise God for Trump and others fighting for FREEDOM! Yes, he should do something for all our military who have been wrongfully imprisioned! I am a vet ‘65-67 and know of many abuses against soldiers who were just doing their jobs under circumstances no one can imagine unless you were there!

Dr. Wendell Fountain
Dr. Wendell Fountain
2 years ago

Thank God these two innocent men were pardoned, but what about the man shown on video who was unarmed and shot in the back by an FBI agent? His sentence was permanent!

Cheryl
Cheryl
1 year ago

The Obama administration/deep state, most of which is still intact, viciously destroyed the Hammonds, are still persecuting the Bundy family & utterly decimated Steve Stackman & his family, going through multiple grand juries before finally getting the result they wanted, a 10 year prison sentence. All political payback for having the audacity to stand up to the Obama regime’s criminality. Roger stone, Flynn, Manafort & Cohen are proof that the deep state Nazis are still in control.

Thank you president Trump for releasing these political prisoners. PLEASE PARDON STEVE STOCKMAN before he gets killed in prison.

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