Breaking News
Translate

Breaking: Trump pardons 73 people before leaving office – White House

Kindly Share This Story:
Trump
United States President, Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon, the White House said, just before he was due to leave office.

“President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals,” his administration said in a statement.

Bannon was granted clemency after being charged with defrauding people over funds raised to build the Mexico border wall that was a flagship Trump policy.

READ ALSO: Twitter bans former Trump aide Steve Bannon’s account

The president — who will leave office on Wednesday — made his last-minute decision after speaking to Bannon by phone.

The pardon would effectively wipe away charges against Bannon, if he was convicted, it said.

Trump will fly to Florida on Wednesday morning — skipping Joe Biden’s inauguration.

The latest indications are that Trump will not take the legally dubious step of issuing himself and his children preemptive pardons.

(AFP)

Vanguard News Nigeria

Kindly Share This Story:
All rights reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from VANGUARD NEWS.

Disclaimer

Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!