Unverified reports say that in his final weeks in office, President Donald Trump is thinking about granting clemency to Ross Ulbricht. Ross Ulbricht is the founder and administrator of the first Silk Road drug dark web market. The darknet community considers him an innovator and a hero, a lot of dark web users that his lifetime sentence was unfair.
The White House counsel office is reviewing files related to the Ross Ulbricht case, this is according to three anonymous sources familiar with the matter. The pleas of the Silk Road founder’s allies came to Trump’s attention and president Trump has privately expressed sympathy for the for Ross Ulbricht’s situation. Ross Ulbricht’s name is being considered among others for pardons before the January, 20, 2020 handover.
Nobody knows if Trump has agreed to pardon him, but Ulbricht now has influential backers in president Trumps political orbit. A number of presidential advisers are said to support him. This support includes criminal justice reform advocates close to the Trump administration and the Trump family, including Alice Johnson.
Activist Weldon Angelos, a former music producer and ex-federal inmate, said:
I’ve had documents forwarded to my contacts in the White House as early as February,
In the beginning of the year, [Ulbricht’s] family had reached out to us for our support, and my organization and I have endorsed his full commutation, and I am hopeful that President Trump will commute his sentence in its entirety. This case has perhaps more support than I’ve seen in any case of this kind.
Lyn Ulbricht, Ross’ mother, told The Daily Beast in an interview:
“We’re very grateful for and admire all President Trump has done for criminal justice reform, especially passing the First Step Act, because that has freed thousands of desperate and deserving people, some of whom I know. We’re praying and remain hopeful that he will show mercy on Ross, as he has others, and commute his sentence to time served and give my son a second chance at life,
Get more information about Ross ulbricht and Silk Road on the Daily Beast .