Here’s what legal experts are saying about Trump’s Manafort, Kushner pardons

Here’s what legal experts are saying about Trump’s Manafort, Kushner pardons

On Wednesday night, December 23, President Donald Trump announced yet another round of pardons — and this time, they ranged from his 2016 campaign manager, Paul Manafort to Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. Manafort and the older Kushner were both prosecuted for financial crimes, and Kushner was prosecuted for witness retaliation as well. In addition to the Manafort and Kushner pardons, Trump also pardoned his long-time ally Roger Stone, who was found guilty of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and other offenses. Trump had already commuted Stone's prison sentence, but on December 22, the president went a step further and gave Stone a full presidential pardon.

The pardons of Manafort, Kushner, Stone and other Trump cronies aren't surprising, but that doesn't mean that the president's critics are finding them any less appalling. Here's what legal experts, politicians and media figures have been saying on Twitter about Trump's latest pardon sprees.

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