Trump has used his clemency powers to reward friends, political allies and donors, and Fox News regulars. Former Trump aides convicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation—including Roger Stone—have reportedly sought pardons, and Trump recently said he was “strongly considering” granting one for Michael Flynn. Here’s a list of right-wing icons, corrupt public officials, accused war criminals, and other controversial figures who have already received executive clemency from Trump.
Trump pressed then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to help persuade the Justice Department to drop a criminal case against an Iranian-Turkish gold trader who was a client of Rudy Giuliani, according to three people familiar with the 2017 meeting in the Oval Office.
NASA is investigating what appears to be the first allegation of criminal wrongdoing in space with allegations that an astronaut accessed her estranged spouse’s bank account from the International Space Station, reports the New York Times.
A federal employee turned over “credible” evidence to House Democrats of possible “inappropriate efforts to influence” the IRS presidential audit process, House lawyers said in a court filing Tuesday.
“I don’t give a damn what Mueller didn’t find—it don’t take almost two years to figure out that Trump ain’t nothing but a crime boss.”
…among the news junkies in the federal Bureau of Prisons, Robert Mueller’s finding last month that there was no prosecutable evidence of a conspiracy between Donald Trump and those close to him and the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election landed hard. Not only did it quickly serve to reinforce the longstanding perception among prisoners—mirroring views held by some in the general public—that the game was rigged against those of lesser means, it shattered inmates’ hopes that a clownish villain who preyed on America’s fears of crime might finally get his.