Donald Trump Jr. has told associates he isn’t expecting a pardon from his father and doesn’t think he needs one, according to The New York Times. President Donald Trump is expected to hand out dozens of pardons and commutations before his term ends at noon Wednesday, and pundits have wondered […]
The lawyer for “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic says he is “very, very close” to getting a presidential pardon from President Donald Trump. Exotic, real name Joseph Maldano-Passage, is serving 22 years in prison after being convicted of crimes including two counts of murder-for-hire. “We are waiting on the pen […]
President Donald Trump discussed preemptive pardons for his three eldest children – Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump – as well as his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, The New York Times reported Tuesday. It is legal for a president to pardon family members, though it remains unclear what crimes […]
Court documents released Tuesday show the Department of Justice is investigating an alleged plot to bribe President Donald Trump for a presidential pardon. As first reported by CNN, the documents do not say who is alleged to have taken part in the effort and a “related bribery conspiracy scheme.” According […]
There is growing speculation that President Donald Trump could decide to issue himself a presidential pardon before leaving office in January, as a way to shield himself from future prosecution. On Wednesday, Trump retweeted a post from GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, which said that the president should pardon “everyone from […]
President Donald Trump is leaning on the advice of aides, family members, and TV hosts on who to pardon before leaving office, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Presidents usually consider cases vetted by Justice Department lawyers as part of a formal application process. Trump on Wednesday pardoned Michael Flynn, […]
President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a post in which Rep. Matt Gaetz called for the president to issue himself a pardon. “President Trump should pardon Flynn, the Thanksgiving turkey, and everyone from himself, to his admin, to Joe Exotic if he has to,” Gaetz tweeted. There has been speculation […]
President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Paul Pogue, a construction-company owner who pleaded guilty in 2010 to underpaying his taxes by nearly half a million dollars. Pogue’s son and his daughter-in-law have donated over $US200,000 to Trump’s campaign since August, the Daily Beast reported, citing Federal Election Commission filings. Their […]
Former US Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, the officer who in 2013 was convicted of war crimes, said it was “impossible to find a job” at a Walmart or Target, despite being granted a full pardon by President Donald Trump last month. Lorance was sentenced to 19 years in military […]
President Donald Trump granted an executive clemency to former Lt. Michael Behenna, a US Army Ranger who was convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner in 2008. Behenna was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2008 unpremeditated murder of Ali Mansur, but the sentence was reduced to 15 […]
Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has introduced a bill aimed at ensuring that President Donald Trump does not use his pardoning powers to obstruct justice. Under the Abuse of Pardon Prevention Act, if the president issues a pardon for a witness in the multiple probes […]
President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani talked about the pros and cons of pardoning Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. Manafort was convicted on eight counts of financial fraud a day earlier. Trump has since distanced himself from Manafort and asserted […]
On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion. Johnson had been convicted in 1913 of violating the Mann Act in a case that would later be held up as an example of the racism that persisted in the country. Trump tweeted […]
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