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President Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long


February 19, 2020

Anna Moneymaker – New York Times

President Donald Trump talks with reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where he announced he commuted the corruption sentence of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois, before departing on a trip to California, Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020. Trump also pardoned Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner, and Edward DeBartolo, a former owner of the San Francisco 49ers, as well as the financier, Michael R. Milken.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump went on a clemency blitz Tuesday, commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence and pardoning former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik, among a long list of others.

Those who got a break from Trump include financier Michael Milken, the "junk bond king" who served two years in prison in the early 1990s after pleading guilty to violating U.S. securities laws, and Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal after building one of the most successful NFL teams in history. But Trump also commuted the sentences of several women with more sympathetic cases to balance out the men convicted of corruption.


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