Gosar Asks Trump To Pardon Arizona GOP Congressman Convicted For 17 Counts Of Corruption

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Republican Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday obtained by the Daily Caller that requested he consider pardoning his state’s former congressman convicted for corruption, Rick Renzi.

Renzi was convicted of 17 out of 32 counts of corruption in 2013, including conspiracy, extortion, wire fraud and lying to insurance regulators. Prosecutors argued Renzi embezzled money to fund his 2002 political campaign through an insurance company and “used his position to enrich himself,” according to the Arizona Daily Sun.

Renzi was sentenced to three years in prison, serving his sentence from February 2015 to January 2017. However, he still maintains his innocence, claiming the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI targeted him in a “witch hunt.” (RELATED: Michael Cohen Claims Trump Would Have Pardoned Him If He Would Have Stayed Loyal)

BAGHDAD – APRIL 1: U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ) speaks during a press conference in the fortified Green Zone April 1, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. Presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain is visiting Iraq with a group of U.S. Congressmen. (Photo by Sabah Arar-Pool/Getty Images)

I am writing to you to rectify a miscarriage of justice perpetrated by a corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), colluding with a corrupt Department of Justice (DOJ), involving Robert Mueller and Democrat donors posing as DOJ prosecutors, illegal wiretaps and violation of the attorney-client privilege,” Gosar wrote to Trump. “A brief review of the record here suggests a strong case for a pardon.”

“Additionally, that a special investigator be appointed to investigate the DOJ and FBI’s misconduct in this case and determine if criminal charges are warranted against the lawyers and agents involved,” Gosar added.


Daily Caller Obtained Rep. Gosar Renzi Pardon Letter to POTUS by Henry Rodgers on Scribd

Trump has pardoned over 20 individuals in recent weeks, including key characters in the Robert Mueller investigation including Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner’s father, Charles.