President Trump has pardoned 26 people, including Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. He had previously only commuted Stone’s sentence in July. The media and Democrats were outraged at Stone’s commutation but what they weren’t reporting is that Obama has more commutations during his two terms than the past 13 presidents combined.
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, was a target after the election and was eventually sentenced to seven years in prison. He was charged with tax evasion and other crimes. Manafort was released a few months ago to home confinement for the remainder of his seven-year sentence. The release was made after a request because of the danger the coronavirus poses to Manafort’s health (see below).
Another noteworthy pardon was Jared Kushner’s father. Charles Kushner had been charged with tax evasion and witness tampering.
The majority of the pardons by President Trump were for cyber crimes and mail fraud.
Just yesterday, President Trump pardoned George Papadopoulos.
Manafort a released from prison in May – Our previous report:
On July 26, 2017, under special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s direction, FBI agents ransacked the home of former Trump campaign chair, Paul Manafort in a pre-dawn raid.
In late June, Manafort retroactively registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for his political consulting work for a Ukrainian political party. Earlier that month, the Associated Press reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had taken over a criminal probe involving Manafort.
It’s been reported that the agents checked Mr. Manafort and his wife Kathleen for guns as they broke into the Alexandria condo pre-dawn by picking the lock.
A source familiar with the case told The Washington Times the search was even more intrusive: An agent patted down Mrs.