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With just hours left in office, Trump grants clemency to Bannon, 142 others

With just hours left in office, Trump grants clemency to Bannon, 142 others

President Donald Trump granted clemency to 143 people, including his former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon. This comes just hours before his term as US president ends. The other prominent figures to benefit from Trump’s action are rapper Lil Wayne, Republican fundraiser Elliot Broidy and former mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick. Trump was reportedly advised on not granting clemency to Bannon.

Tom A
Tom A
Yoda
Yoda 2 months

What about Assange and Snowden?! Come on! Where is our press freedom?!

Jellybean
Jellybean 2 months

Modern Presidents use of Executive Clemency power: (clemency includes pardons in the total) Trump - executive clemency 237? times, 140+? pardons Obama - executive clemency 1927 times, 212 pardons Bush Jr. - executive clemency 200 times, 189 pardons Clinton - executive clemency 459 times, 396 pardons George Sr. - executive clemency 77 times, 74 pardons Reagan - executive clemency 406 times, 393 pardons Carter - executive clemency 566 times, 534 pardons Every president pardoned at least one scumbag from their own administration, it's standard practice. Carter pardoned 4 people who shot up the House of Representatives and wounded 5 congressmen in 1954. Record Holders for pardons 1 FDR 2819 2 Truman 1913 3 Eisenhower 1110 4 Wilson 1087 5 Johnson 960 6 Nixon 863 7 Coolidge 773 8 Hoover 672 9 Teddy Roosevelt 668 10 Carter 534 11 Kennedy 472

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