President Trump grants 7 pardons and 4 sentence commutations

This all comes two days before the sentencing of Trump ally Roger Stone, whose reduced sentencing recommendation by the Justice Department last week has drawn fire.
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Transcript for President Trump grants 7 pardons and 4 sentence commutations
Jonathan Karl joins me now John so many of these cases should involve acts of corruption or white collar crime is by the rich and well connected so how does that square. With the president's cat may campaign message to quote drain the swamp. We'll cure it would appear to directly contradicted talk the president's talk about rooting out corruption. But when the president talks about routing throughout corruption. He is often talking about going after the prosecutors and the investigators. Who have been investigating him and investigating his his allies people who worked for him so he sees this quite differently. And their lives of the political context here the president clearly sees some benefit. To exercising his power underscoring his power as president of the United States and this is one of those few. Powers that are app salute. Ends it on that note of power. What do you think is the president going to pardon Roger Stone. Quiche ourselves like these moving in that direction he was asked directly today as you know we spent asked in the past his answer wasn't much different today. He said he simply hadn't thought about and that that's hard to believe given how many times he's been asked about it but he said we'll see what happens and as he. Gave that answer he again reiterated what he is said so many times which he believes it still has been treated unfairly. John Carl from the White House for us John thanks thank you.

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