Pardons and commutations

FILE - In this May 20, 2014 file photo, conservative scholar and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, left, accompanied by his lawyer Benjamin Brafman leaves federal court, in New York. President Donald Trump says he will pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud. Trump tweeted Thursday: “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!” D’Souza was sentenced in 2014 to five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty to violating federal election law. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 31, 2018 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's consideration of pardons and sentence commutations (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump has pardoned Dinesh D'Souza, a conservative commentator he claims "was treated very unfairly by our government!" D'Souza had pleaded guilty...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media in Chicago before reporting to federal prison in Denver. President Donald Trump says he is considering commuting the sentence of ex- Gov. Blagojevich and pardoning Martha Stewart. The comments came aboard Air Force One on Thursday, May 31, 2018, after he tweeted that he planned to pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza. Blagojevich, a Democrat, began serving his 14-year prison sentence on corruption convictions in 2012. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
May 31, 2018 - 12:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was convicted of corruption, and pardoning lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, who did a stint in federal prison after she was convicted of charges related to...
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Kim Kardashian, second from left, leaves the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, with her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 30, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West paid a visit to the White House Wednesday to make a star-powered case to President Donald Trump and his staff on behalf of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses. Kardashian West has been urging the president to pardon Alice Marie...
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Kim Kardashian, center, arrives at the security entrance of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 30, 2018 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Kim Kardashian West at the White House (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Reality television star Kim Kardashian West has arrived at the White House for a meeting with presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner. Kardashian West was seen posing for photos in front of the...
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FILE - In this 1932 file photo, boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, poses in New York City. President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 24, 2018, granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after a racially-charged conviction. (AP Photo/File)
May 25, 2018 - 1:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong...
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President Donald Trump center, posthumous pardons Jack Johnson, boxing's first black heavyweight champion, during an event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Trump is joined by, from left, Linda Haywood, who is Johnson's great-great niece, heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Keith Frankel, Sylvester Stallone, former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 24, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction. "I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a...
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