During Tuesday night’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona, President Donald Trump strongly hinted that 85-year-old former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who earned the nickname of “America’s toughest sheriff,” during his long career for refusing to bow to the false progressive pagan god of political correctness, would receive a presidential pardon for his conviction from the Obama regime.
CNN is reporting that the paperwork for the pardon is complete:
The White House has prepared the paperwork for President Trump to pardon former sheriff Joe Arpaio when he makes the final decision to do so, CNN has learned.
An administration official said the White House has also prepared talking points to send to surrogates after he is pardoned.One of the talking points is that Arpaio served his country for 50 years in the military, the Drug Enforcement Administration and as Arizona’s Maricopa County sheriff, and that it is not appropriate to send him to prison for “enforcing the law” and “working to keep people safe.”
Arpaio, an early Trump supporter, was found guilty last month of criminal contempt for disregarding a court order in a racial profiling case. He is scheduled to be sentenced on October 5.
“I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy,” President Trump said on Tuesday night. “I’ll make a prediction. I think he’s going to be just fine.”
Arpaio, 85, was convicted by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton of misdemeanor contempt of court for willfully disregarding an Arizona judge’s order in 2011 to stop the anti-immigrant traffic patrols. Arpaio had maintained the law enforcement patrols for 17 months thereafter.
Trump further asked the Arizona crowd if they approved of Sheriff Arpaio and whether they thought he was being prosecuted for “doing his job.” Both times the large crowd answered in favor of the former Arizona sheriff.