Updated/ Thursday, 24 Dec 2020 01: 13
US President Donald Trump pardoned his former project chairman Paul Manafort, associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, a real estate designer and the father of Mr Trump’s son-in-law.
Mr Manafort was founded guilty as part of the special counsel probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.
Mr Trump had earlier travelled the criminal sentence of Mr Stone, who was convicted of lying under oath to legislators.
It was the second wave of pardons Mr Trump has actually issued in 2 days and came simply after Mr Trump got here in Palm Beach, Florida, for the holiday season.
In total, he issued complete pardons to 26 individuals and commuted part or all of th