US President Trump pardons 73 people in 11th-hour clemency spree

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US President Donald Trump pardoned his ex-strategist Steve Bannon and rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black along with scores of others.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73 people, including his former aide Steve Bannon and other allies, just hours before he was due to leave office.

"President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals," the White House said in a statement.

The president and his children were not on the list.

Bannon was granted clemency having been charged with defrauding people over funds raised to build the…
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