Trump Pardon's Steve Bannon , Lil Wayne and others during his last few hours left in the Office

Andrew Kelly | Reuters

"President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals," said a statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency.

President's last hour pardons included Stephen K. Banon, Trump's former advisor who was prosecuted on the charges of fraud, "President Trump granted a full pardon to Stephen Bannon. Prosecutors pursued Mr. Bannon with charges related to fraud stemming from his involvement in a political project. Mr. Bannon has been an important leader in the conservative movement and is known for his political acumen."

Steve Bannon has also been accused of being connected to Capitol riots.

Rapper Lil Wayne was also other people in the list."President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as “Lil Wayne.”  Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago.  Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who supports a pardon for Mr. Carter, describes him as 'trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous.' Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through a commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.  Deion Sanders, who also wrote in support of this pardon, calls Mr. Wayne 'a provider for his family, a friend to many, a man of faith, a natural giver to the less fortunate, a waymaker, [and] a game-changer.' " The statement read.

The list however did not include  Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder who has been charged with espionage act for exposing war crimes of the Government by the Obama Administration.

Against many people's speculations, the pardon list also did not include himself.

The full pardon list can be accessed by clicking here.

Publish : 2021-01-20 12:35:00

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