The New Paper

January 20, 2021

President Trump issues 73 new pardons

President Trump issued 73 new pardons and 70 commutations last night. The new pardons include former advisor Steve Bannon (charged for defrauding donors to a border wall crowdfunding effort). Trump did not issue any preemptive pardons to himself, family members, or personal lawyer Giuliani (a widely-speculated idea).

Extra: Here’s the full list of pardons from the White House. High-profile pardons include rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black (convicted on weapons charges).

More context: Outgoing presidents commonly issue pardons at the end of their term.
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