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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

President Trump Issues 26 More Pardons

What Happened:

  • On Wednesday, President Trump announced 26 more pardons including high-profile one for former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner (father of Jared Kushner).

  • The pardons of Manafort and Stone are particularly striking as they were both indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller and were convicted by juries of multiple crimes.

  • Manafort spent nearly two years in prison for bank and tax fraud, illegal foreign lobbying and witness tampering. He was released this year because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Stone was convicted of threatening a witness and obstruction of Congress but his sentence was commuted by Trump earlier this year, just days before he was to turn himself in.

  • Charles Kushner pleaded guilty to 16 counts of tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions.

  • Many expect several more pardons from Trump over the next few weeks as he prepares to leave office.

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