On Wednesday night, the White House released a new round of names of 26 people who President Donald Trump has given presidential pardons, in addition to three people who received commutations on their sentences for crimes.
Most notable of the people receiving pardons were former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort, Trump ally Roger Stone, and Charles Kushner. Kushner is the father of Jared Kushner, the president’s son in law.
Manafort and Stone were charged as a part of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which the president is clearly seeking to undo. But Manafort’s crimes included conduct far beyond the scope of …read more