FALN Terrorists (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña)
Fighting for Puerto Rican independents, the FALN exploded 138 bombs in New York City, Chicago and Puerto Rico. During a 10-year reign of terror, 13 innocent people were killed and over 80 were maimed.
New York City Councilman, Jose Rivera, met with Hillary Clinton proposing pardons for FALN members in return for Puerto Rican support in her Senate race, two days later, President Clinton pardoned 16 FALN terrorist.
President Clinton, two days later, freed 16 FALN members, convicted on murder, terrorism and weapons charges.
Democrats, Republicans, the FBI, U.S. Attorney, Federal Bureau of Prisons and Fraternal Order of Police condemned the pardons.
These pardons were condemned by Democrats and Republicans, the House and Senate, the FBI, the U.S. Attorney, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Fraternal Order of Police another prob into Clinton wrong doing ensued.
When Congress requested additional information, President Clinton claimed Executive Privilege, preventing anyone involved with the pardons from testifying.
Hillary Clinton claimed “no involvement in or prior knowledge of the decision.”
Former Democratic President, Jimmy Carter, called these shameless pardons disgraceful.
The source for this material is from LYBIO
Hillary Rodham Clinton was in the midst of her state-wide “listening tour” in anticipation of her run for the U.S. Senate in New York, a state which included 1.3 million Hispanics. Three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus — Luis V. Gutierrez (D., Ill.), Jose E. Serrano, (D., N.Y.) and Nydia M. Velazquez, (D., N.Y.) — along with local Hispanic politicians and leftist human-rights advocates, had been agitating for years on behalf of the FALN cases directly to the White House and first lady.
Initial reports stated that Mrs. Clinton supported the clemencies, but when public reaction went negative she changed course, issuing a short statement three weeks after the clemencies were announced. The prisoners’ delay in refusing to renounce violence “speaks volumes,” she said.
The Clintons were caught in an awkward predicament of their own making. The president had ignored federal guidelines for commutation of sentences, including the most fundamental: The prisoners hadn’t actually asked for clemency. —The Clintons’ Terror Pardons
Part 11 (Hillary’s criminal career) will follow.