Trump Promises Of Release Famous Prisoner 

Daily Report May 28,2024

Former President Donald Trump made headlines with his promise to commute the sentence of Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the “Silk Road” website. Trump’s promises came during his address to the Libertarian National Convention in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night.

“And if you vote for me, on day one, I will commute the sentence of Ross Ulbricht,” Trump said. “He’s already served 11 years. We are going to get him home. We are going to get him home.”

Trump’s remarks were met with thunderous cheers from the audience, many of whom were holding up signs reading “Free Ross.”

According to Fox News, Trump considered intervening to release Ulbricht during his presidency but decided against the pardon.

The notorious Silk Road Marketplace, known for selling illegal items, was founded by Ulbricht in 2011. In 2015, Ulbricht, 40, was sentenced to two life terms plus an additional 40 years in prison for creating a site that was used for illegal transactions. These include the sale of narcotics, hacking services and false IDs.

In addition, Trump expressed support for the cryptocurrency industry and vowed to protect digital currency holders.

“I will ensure that the future of crypto and the future of bitcoin will be made in the USA, not driven overseas,” he said. “I will support the right to self-custody to the nation’s 50 million crypto holders.”

Trump also pledged to support the right to self-custody and prevent the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

“I say this with your vote. I will keep Elizabeth Warren and her goons away from your bitcoin,” Trump said, taking aim at the Democratic senator who has been a huge critic of the cryptocurrency industry.

Despite these promises, Trump received numerous boos from the crowd throughout his speech.

“President Trump, or at least his team, perceive themselves as needing our votes,” Libertarian Party National Chair Angela McArdle said. “They are willing to come and speak to us. That’s really unprecedented. Why wouldn’t we take that opportunity.”

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