President Donald Trump issued pardons or commuted sentences for 11 people -- including "junk bond king" Michael Milken and a former contestant on his "Apprentice" reality TV show.
The president commuted the sentence for disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and pardoned former San Francisco 49ers own Edward DeBartolo Jr. and former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, among others.
WH just announced a list of 11 people pardoned/sentences commuted by President Trump: -Edward DeBartolo, Jr. -Berni… https://t.co/mJyNTzFur6— Meridith McGraw (@Meridith McGraw)1582053330.0
The timing and the volume of the actions raised eyebrows and left many wondering whether Trump was setting the stage to pardon his former associates caught up in the Russia investigation.
@NoahShachtman Most presidents go on a pardon spree their last days in office. This seems like odd timing.— Leslieanne Warlick (@Leslieanne Warlick)1582054128.0
Commutation for Blagojevich. Pardon for Mike Milken. Pardon for Eddie DeBartolo. When Roger Stone, Mike Flynn and… https://t.co/fTpuXDMGiJ— Pejman Yousefzadeh: Joe Biden Won 🇺🇸 (@Pejman Yousefzadeh: Joe Biden Won 🇺🇸)1582054263.0
Hey, @SenatorCollins, your buddy @realDonaldTrump is going on a "Pardon the Demonstrably Corrupt" Spree. Is this t… https://t.co/BtMKFzJOt7— Clifton Chadwick (@Clifton Chadwick)1582053001.0
Trump is going a spree today granting pardons. He’s sending a message. And that message is, “Convict Roger Stone...… https://t.co/QGA3Lluf9o— Tam Tam (@Tam Tam)1582052762.0
Who is next on the Trump pardon spree? Does he think if the pardons a whole bunch of people, he can slip a few by… https://t.co/44zHcSolTb— Shellital (@Shellital)1582053275.0
So Trump is on another pardon spree. Re-upping this piece on what the crimes and people Trump pardons tell us about… https://t.co/FbLKKtExx9— Asha Rangappa (@Asha Rangappa)1582048898.0
Trump is going on a pardon spree for people convicted of corruption so great job GOP he sure learned his lesson— Jake Maccoby (@Jake Maccoby)1582050634.0
The beauty of this pardon spree is that nobody is off limits. Martin Shkreli? Squeaky Fromme? OJ? The Fyre Festival… https://t.co/gUe8sJLhh7— Mike Rothschild (@Mike Rothschild)1582053519.0
In a spree of favoritism, Trump eases the penalty for people who...are a lot like him. https://t.co/fNgAjEnPPo— Wear A Mask (@Wear A Mask)1582054190.0
I'd bet good money that this pardon spree is intended to test the water and blunt the outrage for pardons of Stone… https://t.co/lDdpG8SaMM— Owen Barcala (@Owen Barcala)1582054569.0
It is too make Trump's pardon of Stone look less corrupt. People see through the trick, but this is just the beginn… https://t.co/ux1sEmD2di— SEER METATRON (@SEER METATRON)1582054865.0
Does today’s pardon spree mean he’s going to resign tomorrow?— Eric Morse (@Eric Morse)1582052032.0