Trump grants flurry of last-minute pardons

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Ursula Perano
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President Trump issued 73 pardons and 70 commutation individuals early Wednesday, hours from leaving office.

Why it matters: It's a last-minute gift to some of the president's loyalists and an evident use of executive power with only hours left of his presidency. Axios reported in December that Trump planned to grant pardons to "every person who ever talked to me."

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Details: Some pardons and commutations were granted to Trump's allies while others were related to criminal justice issues. Key figures on Tuesday's pardon list include...

Flashback: Trump in December granted pardons to more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, associate Roger Stone, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and son-in-law Jared Kushner's father, Charles Kushner.

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