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Trump Pardons Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon

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Trump Pardons Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday granted pardons to dozens of individuals, including former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, in one of his final official acts as president. Bannon, 67, was granted clemency by Trump as part of a wave of pardons and commutations, the White House confirmed in a news release late Tuesday. It came just hours ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s scheduled swearing-in ceremony which will see the former vice president take office as 46th president of the United States. “Bannon has been an important leader in the conservative movement and is known for his political acumen,” the White House statement said. The president also granted a full pardon to rapper Lil Wayne, 38, and a commutation to rapper Kodak Black, 23. They were both prosecuted on federal weapons offenses. Trump also commuted the sentence of a former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was serving a 28-year prison …

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