Roger Stone, Manafort and Jared Kushner’s father included in Trump’s second wave of pardons
US President Donald Trump has granted pardons to former campaign manager Paul Manafort, political operative Roger Stone and son-in-law Jared Kushner’s father, as part of 26 clemencies ahead of Christmas holidays.
Manafort managed Trump’s campaign in the summer of 2016, but resigned after media reports of his lobbying work in Ukraine, based on the infamous “black ledger” leaked by Kiev. In 2019, he was sentenced to 90 months in prison in two federal cases brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller under the aegis of the ‘Russiagate’ probe – neither of which had anything to do with the election, but were based on his alleged tax evasion and money laundering from the lobbying operation.
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