"We were surprised that the American president issued a decision to pardon these criminals, murderers and thugs," says an Iraqi man who was shot in the 2007 massacre at Baghdad's Nisour Square.
Trump's longtime attorney and fixer pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts. Lawyer Lanny Davis tells NPR that Cohen considers Trump "to be both corrupt and a dangerous person in the Oval Office."
The black world heavyweight champion was convicted of a crime in 1913 for traveling with a white girlfriend. President Trump issued a rare posthumous pardon after an appeal from Sylvester Stallone.
Citing legal precedents, Bolton said that while a pardon removes the threat of punishment, it does not "blot out guilt."
The former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff was convicted of criminal contempt for refusing to halt racial profiling activity while in office. The White House cited his age as one factor in the pardon.
The White House is flooded with last-ditch requests for clemency by several prominent applicants including NSA leaker Edward Snowden and former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.
All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.