[Ed. – We noted Obama’s single-day record earlier. He’s on a roll in his end-of-term project to inflict maximum damage on America.]
The White House is boasting that with the 153 federal inmates that President Barack Obama granted clemency yesterday, Obama has now commuted more criminal sentences than all the presidents going back to Harry Truman combined.
“Today, the president commuted the sentences of 153 people, bringing his total number of commuted sentences to 1,176 people,” says a graphic at the top of the White House home page. “That’s more than the last 11 presidents combined.”
The graphic links to a statement by White House Counsel Neil Eggleston that is also posted on the White House website. Eggleston notes that President Obama not only commuted the sentences of 153 people yesterday but that he also pardoned 78 people.