Political and Legislative

Trump Pardons 73 People and Commutes Sentences of 70 Others During His Last Day in Office

On his way out the door, President Trump pardoned 73 people, including his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and commuted the sentences of 70 others. The White House announced the last-minute flurry of pardons and commutations early on Wednesday, Mr. Trump’s last day in office.

No members of the president’s family — including Mr. Trump himself — were on the list. There was considerable speculation in the waning days of his term over whether he would issue pre-emptive pardons for himself, any of his children or son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Also missing from the list — Rudy Giuliani — Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, who led legal efforts to prove false claims that Mr. Trump won the presidential election over Joe Biden.

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