President Trump pardons former campaign chairman Paul Manafort

FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, Paul Manafort, center, arrives at court in New York. In paperwork made public on Thursday, July 2, 2020. New York appellate judges on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, have upheld a lower judges decision to dismiss state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy grounds. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) (Seth Wenig, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has issued pardons and sentence commutations for 29 people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law.

Also receiving a pardon is Roger Stone, another longtime Trump associate caught up in the probe of Russia and the Trump campaign.

The actions announced Wednesday night bring to 49 the number of people whom Trump in the last two days has granted clemency either through pardons or sentence commutations.

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