That question has an easy answer, even for this Canadian.
The reason the "amnesty" letter was requested is because law enforcement and justice in America is totally a political game and they were well aware that a responsible conservative wouldn't always be in the White House. Just look at six years of Obama and Eric Holder and you have your answer.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
"We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah," bin Laden said in the transcript."
"We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat," bin Laden said."
"All that we have to do is to send two mujahedeen to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al Qaeda, in order to make generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations," bin Laden said."
"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi —I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren