Latest Pardons and commutations News

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

House Democrats move to check Trump's pardon power

Jul. 23, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Thursday to try and rein in President Donald Trump’s clemency powers, approving legislation to discourage pardons for friends and family and prevent presidents from pardoning themselves. While the bills are unlikely to pass the GOP-led Senate, Democrats say...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Roger Stone calls Black radio host 'Negro' in interview

Jul. 19, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Roger Stone, a political operative whose 40-month prison sentence was commuted this month by President Donald Trump, his longtime friend, called a Los Angeles-based Black radio host a “Negro” on the air during a contentious interview. The exchange occurred on Saturday's Mo'Kelly Show, whose host...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jul. 15, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ July 14 The New York Times on extending unemployment benefits in the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic: Unemployment benefits provide people who lose jobs with a little help for a little while. The money is not really enough to live...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Judge seeks more details on Trump's clemency for Roger Stone

Jul. 13, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday demanded more information about President Donald Trump's decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered that the parties provide her by Tuesday with a copy of the executive order that commuted...

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Trump was returning from a visit to nearby Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

2020 Watch: How many more Americans will die from COVID-19?

Jul. 13, 2020 5:55 AM EDT

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 113 ___ THE NARRATIVE These are among the darkest days of President Donald Trump's presidency. Coronavirus infections are exploding, the economic recovery is in jeopardy and Trump...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, file photo, former special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on his report on Russian election interference, on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday, July 11, 2020, that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

Jul. 11, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger...

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Roger Stone arrives for his sentencing at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump's defiant help for Stone adds to tumult in Washington

Jul. 11, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s intervention into a criminal case connected to his own conduct drew fierce rebukes Saturday from Democrats and a few lonely Republicans, with calls for investigations and legislation. But it remained to be seen if Trump’s most recent defiance of the...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Jul. 11, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct. The move came Friday, just days before...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Trump commutes longtime friend Roger Stone's prison sentence

Jul. 10, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct. The move came just days before Stone...

Roger Stone tells AP that President Donald Trump called to say he would commute his prison sentence in Russia probe

Jul. 10, 2020 7:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone tells AP that President Donald Trump called to say he would commute his prison sentence in Russia probe.