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Trump Pardons Bannon, Lil Wayne, Broidy, But Not Himself

  • Pardon blitz comes in Trump’s last 12 hours in office
  • Trump also commutes Sholam Weiss’s 835-year sentence
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WATCH: Trump granted clemency to dozens of people on Wednesday.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Donald Trump granted clemency to dozens of people on Wednesday, including his former strategist Steve Bannon, the rapper Lil Wayne and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, in one of his final official acts as president.

A list of pardons and commutations the White House released early Wednesday, Trump’s last day in office, doesn’t include the president himself. Trump had discussed pre-emptively pardoning himself and associates, but some advisers had cautioned the president against what would have been an unprecedented action, according to people familiar with the matter.