According to two anonymous sources, US President Donald Trump is considering vigilance for Ross Ulbricht. White House reporters Asawin Suebsaeng and Adam Rawnsley claim that sources have indicated that Trump “expressed sympathy” with Ross Ulbricht and his double life sentences.
Ross Ulbricht may get cleanliness from US President Donald Trump if the American leader is rocked by the Silk Road founder’s story. Ulbricht is known for creating the darknet marketplace website Silk Road and was arrested in 2013. After his arrest, in May 2015, Ulbricht was sentenced to a double life sentence plus forty years without the possibility of parole. Ulbricht and his family also tried to leverage the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 2017 and also the US Supreme Court in 2018. However, both attempts were unsuccessful and Ulbricht is currently living at Tucson Penitentiary.
Ever since Ulbricht was arrested and sentenced to double life in prison, many individuals and organizations believe Ross’s case is a miscarriage of justice. The freeross.org site has published material showing over 250 organizations, leading individuals, and leaders voicing support for the freedom of Ulbricht. A cleanliness petition written to US President Donald Trump on the web portal change.org has accumulated 366,800 signatures to date. Then on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, a report published by the Daily Beast makes it clear that Trump may be considering giving clemency to Ulbricht.
White House reporters Asawin Suebsaeng and Adam Rawnsley say two anonymous sources revealed Trump’s review of the Ulbricht case. “People familiar with the matter” have said “the White House counsel’s office has had documents relating to the Ulbricht case under review, and Trump was made aware of the situation and the pleasures of Silk Road founder allies recently, ”Reporters’ details.
The report adds:
Two of these sources say the President has expressed some sympathy for Ulbricht’s position in private and has been considering his name, among others, for his next round of commutes and pardons before the January 20 inauguration of his Democratic opponent 2020 .
The journalists note that it is uncertain whether or not Trump will allow Ross to be cleared but note that the Silk Road founder “has gained some influential supporters in the president’s political and social orbit.” Well-known activist Weldon Angelos detailed that he had sent documents to contacts at the White House since February.
“At the beginning of the year, [Ulbricht’s] family had reached out to us for our support, and my organization and I have approved his full commute, and I’m hopeful that President Trump will commute his sentence in its entirety, ”said Angelos. “This case may have more support than I have seen in any such case.” According to White House correspondents for the Daily Beast, the Trump administration has not commented on this topic.
“We pray and remain hopeful that he will show compassion to Ross, as he has others, and commute his sentence to time and give my son a second chance in life,” said Lyn Ulbricht, mother Ross in an interview on Tuesday.
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