Shifting the process from the Justice Department to the White House can help eliminate bureaucracy and meddling from prosecutors.
The jury said they would have given Jimmy Meders life in prison without parole had it been available.
While the president's mercy might be self-serving, it's not necessarily wrong.
Another round of commutations announced, but one will dominate the news.
Given the administration's treatment of whistleblowers, this would be a big deal.