WASHINGTON (AP)– President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned 15 people, consisting of Republican allies, a 2016 campaign official captured in the Russia probe and former federal government contractors founded guilty in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad.
Trump likewise travelled the sentences of 5 individuals. While it is not uncommon for presidents to grant clemency on their way out the door, Trump has explained that he has no qualms about intervening whens it comes to pals and allies whom he thinks have been dealt with unjustly. Despite speculation, though, not on the list were members of Trump’s own family, his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the president himself.
The pardons included previous Republican Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of New York. Trump travelled the sentence of previous Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas.
Collins, the very first member of Congress to back Trump to be president, was sentenced to 2 years and 2 months in federal prison after confessing he helped