*The editor of ReddingNewsReview.com reports of unnamed sources who say President Obama tried to intervene to stop the Troy Davis execution in Georgia.
Robert “Rob” Redding Jr. posted the following story on Monday:
President Obama candidly Friday took a little time to explain how he tried to save Troy Davis and why he did not say anything about his controversial execution, two sources told Redding News Review.
Obama’s White House spent “three days” looking at how it could legally get involved in the case on a federal level, one source said. The Obama administration even called the state of Georgia about getting involved and were told “No”.
“‘We looked at every possible avenue legally,'” the source reported Obama said. “‘There was not one there.'”
“‘It was a state case and I could not intervene because it wasn’t federal,'” another source reported Obama said.
The two sources told Redding News Review that Obama talked about Davis, during a private lunch meeting of about 10 select black broadcasters.
Obama said the only reason why he spoke about Harvard’s Henry Louis Gates’ case, was because he was asked by a reporter, Obama told one source.
What’s more, Obama also said that the only reason why his administration spoke out about an illegal immigrant’s case, Humberto Leal Garcia Jr., in July was because it was an international issue, where his rights were violated.
Sure, the president could have simply spoken out about Davis, the source said, but it would not have done anything.
“‘I don’t want to make this man’s death political for me,'” Obama told the source.