Trump’s Pattern of Self-Serving Pardons Continues
Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has been more stingy and self-serving in his use of the Pardon Power. He has provided pardons or clemency less often than his predecessors, and he has been more likely to issue pardons in ways that serve his self-interest, such as by pardoning political and personal allies and celebrities, including Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner’s father.
The pattern has continued through Trump’s pre-Christmas Pardon-palooza. As analysis by Harvard Law’s Jack Goldsmith and Matthew Gluck shows, Trump continues to use the power to serve his
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