President Trump's list of pardons and grants of clemency make a lot of sense

On Tuesday, the White House named the individuals whom President Trump pardoned or to whom he had granted clemency.  People on both sides of the aisle were confused by the list, but they shouldn't have been.  Trump was making a point about government overreach in prosecutions, as well as reminding people about his First Step Act, which brings reformed (mostly minority) prisoners home. Here's a short rundown of the pardons and clemency grants. Pardons Eddie DeBartolo, Jr., former owner of the San Francisco 49ers, who was "convicted for failing to report a felony regarding payment demanded for a riverboat casino license," resulting in two years' probation. Michael Milken, a brilliant financier whose innovations made capital available to people who ordinarily would never have benefitted from it. In 1989, at the height of his finance career, Mr. Milken was charged in an indictment alleging that some of his...(Read Full Post)
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