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Trump Grants Pardons to 73 People, Commutes Sentences of 70 More

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Trump Grants Pardons to 73 People, Commutes Sentences of 70 More

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President Donald Trump has granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals in the final hours of his presidency. The list published on the White House’s website includes former White House chief strategist and ex-Breitbart editor-in-chief Stephen Bannon, as well as rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and former Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy. Bannon earlier this year pleaded not guilty to fraud charges relating to fundraising for a private border wall project. He was released on bail in August 2020 and was set to stand trial in May 2021 prior to the presidential pardon. Individuals not on the list of pardons and commutations—but were frequently discussed on social media prior to the White House announcement—include WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, former CIA employee and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and Joe Exotic, a former zoo operator who was convicted on charges of animal abuse and an attempted murder for …

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