Washington - After President Donald Trump complained about the mistreatment of friends, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, by the justice system, and discussions about pardoning them and other jailed Trump cronies, the White House and Department of Justice have been flooded with calls from inmates in U.S. prisons across the country and their attorneys, requesting clemency and claiming that they are old friends of the President.
Visitors at a number of detention facilities have recently come back with stories about many inmates wearing MAGA hats and shirts, and displaying Trump signs and American flags in their cells.
"Man, me and the Prez go way back, I used to hang with that dude at Mar-A-Lago" said one incarcerated man on death row in Florida. "I hope my old friend will remember me after the election."
Some prisoners were also able to produce pictures of themselves with the President, which observers suspected had been photo-shopped online, and then printed in office centers at some of the prisons.