Trump Ad Says Clinton Launched Political Career by Pardoning Puerto Rican Terrorists
Trump Ad Says Clinton Launched Political Career by Pardoning Puerto Rican Terrorists (The Washington Free Beacon)
Hillary Clinton’s role in pardoning a Puerto Rican terrorist group for personal gain at the outset of her political career is the subject of a new ad from the Donald Trump campaign.
The FALN, the Spanish initials for the Armed Forces of National Liberation, committed more than 100 bombing attacks in the 1970s and 1980s against political and military installations in the U.S., including one that killed Joseph Connor’s father, Frank, in 1975. Several members of the group were granted clemency by President Bill Clinton in 1999, a controversial decision even at the time. According to the ad, law enforcement officials across multiple levels opposed such a move.
Hillary Clinton, who was gearing up for her 2000 run for the U.S. Senate in New York, was approached by Puerto Rican leaders in the state, and her husband granted clemency two days later.