President Donald Trump just issued 15 Pardons
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump declared a series of pardons, including two for men pleading guilty in the prosecution of Robert Mueller, as well as for Republican associates who once worked in Congress and defense contractors implicated in the deadly shooting of Iraqi civilians.
As Trump ends his presidency, the pardons of former campaign assistant George Papadopoulos,Van der Zwaan, former US congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins, and the four Blackwater guards implicated in the Iraq massacre kick off what is expected in the coming weeks to be a wave of pardons and commutations.
Alex van der Zwaan, the Dutch prosecutor who was sentenced to 30 days in prison after pleaded guilty to lying to Mueller prosecutors, is also included in the batch revealed on Tuesday; two Border Patrol officers accused in 2006 of shooting and murdering an unarmed illegal alien and then covering it up; and other persons convicted of non-violent opioid offences serving long sentences.
At the recommendation of Trump's supporters in Congress and, in some cases, the conservative media, the pardons arrived. Alice Johnson, the convicted federal prisoner whose parole Trump commuted at the behest
of Kim Kardashian West, recommended clemency to many of the non-violent opioid prisoners.
Full Pardons to 15 individuals and commuted part or all of the sentences of an additional 5 individuals.
Alex van der Zwaan
Tynice Nichole Hall
Alfred Lee Crum