President Trump grants 15 pardons, 5 commutations

The pardons included two congressmen, Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter, who were convicted of corruption charges and forced to resign.
1:18 | 12/23/20

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At late news coming in tonight from the White House late decisions from president trump tonight and here's our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. We just four weeks left in his presidency. President trump late tonight granted fifteen pardons and five commutations. Among them full and unconditional pardons for two congressmen. Who had been convicted on corruption charges and forced to resign. Including Chris Collins of New York who was the first member of congress to endorse Trump's first presidential campaign. He is currently serving a 26 month prison sentence for insider trading and former representative Duncan Hunter of California. Another trump supporter who would pleaded guilty of misusing campaign funds the president is also granting a full pardon. 22 of those charged in connection with a Robert smaller special counsel investigation. George pop adopt bliss and Alex Sanders one also on the list for members of the Blackwater security company charged with committing atrocities in Iraq. Blackwater was a company founded by Erik Prince a trump supporter and the brother of education secretary Betsy to boss. This is the first big group of pardon since the election. But it won't be the last I expect we will see many more pardons between now and January 20. David Jon Karl reporting tonight John think.

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