Trump Reveals List of Pardons in Final Hours of Presidency

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In the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump and the White House have revealed the names of those who have been granted clemency. According to the BBC, 73 people have been pardoned and another 70 have had their sentences commuted.

Among the more well-known names:

  • Steve Bannon, key strategist and adviser to President Trump during his 2016 campaign. Charged in August last year with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the US-Mexico border to stem illegal immigration.
  • Lil Wayne, pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge last year.
  • Michael 'Harry O' Harris, co-founder of Death Row Records, who served 32 years for attempted murder and cocaine trafficking and whose case was championed by rapper Snoop Dogg.
  • Kodak Black, charged with firearms offences, had his sentence of three years and 10 months commuted.
  • Kwame Kilpatrick, sentenced in 2013 to 28 years in prison on charges of racketeering, bribery and extortion in relation to his period as Detroit mayor from 2002 to 2008. His sentence was commuted.

Not making the list of names released was Joe Exotic, who gained prominence due to the popularity of the Netflix show Tiger King and had a limo waiting for him outside of his prison in Texas. Julian Assange and Edward Snowden were two other names popular in the media who could have been pardoned, but were not.

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