05.16.2019 06:34 AM

“Behind every successful fortune there is a crime.” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather


  1. Daryl Gordon says:


    Just look at who figure prominently in this affair. Mueller and Comey.

  2. Black has been and continues to be a staunch Trump defender. Go figure.

  3. Daryl Gordon says:

    Fun fact: Conrad Black’s legal problems and over zealous prosecution coincidentally and conveniently follow this moment in history .


    Comey and Mueller figure prominently in this account.

    Just sayin

  4. The Doctor says:

    Anybody who has been paying attention saw this pardon coming from miles away. Black has been assiduously tongue-bathing and fellating Trump in op-ed pages and other fora ever since Trump became President.

    I find Black to be infuriatingly odd and paradoxical. He’s obviously not stupid and is in fact possessed of considerable raw intelligence. Yet at the same time, he’s capable of incredible cognitive blind spots (such as flatly denying that Trump has any character or ethical issues whatsoever, despite the reams of evidence to the contrary). It’s almost like there are two separate brains inside his head, which alternate for the attention of his mouth and keyboard.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:


      I’m not as bright as I thought I was…

      I didn’t. But here is: many of us know that a Canadian pardon means less than diddly at the U.S. border but how about a presidential one to a Briton vs. one to an American?

      Has Connie got his Canadian back yet?

  5. WhyshouldIsellyourwheat says:

    Conrad Black ain’t no Marc Rich.

  6. Dawn Mills says:

    I have always wondered why something that happened in Canada (the loading of the infamous boxes) was a crime in the US? None of the US Courts business I would think, but I am not a lawyer.

    • Dawn,

      I don’t practice securities law but I’ll bite. I don’t remember if both Hollinger and Hollinger International were registered in the States. As such, they are required to follow the letter of the law, whether we’re talking business regulation, securities law and other assorted corporate requirements.

      So, an executive, corporate officer, or even employee is absolutely subject to American law if found to be in violation of any law or regulation.

      Hope that’s at least part of the answer.

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