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Jul 10, 2018

Trump pardons Oregon cattle ranchers in case that sparked 41-day occupation of national wildlife refuge

President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned father-and-son cattle ranchers in southeastern Oregon who were sentenced to serve prison time on two separate occasions for the same charges of arson on public lands, a move their supporters hailed as a shift in how the federal government approaches the West. Trump’s decision to set aside the convictions […]

Apr 26, 2018

Sessions: Trump has ‘constitutional power’ to pardon

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel Wednesday that he believes President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to pardon anyone and does not need to confer with the Justice Department, which traditionally has assisted presidents in such decisions. The president “clearly has the constitutional power to execute pardons” without conferring with [&[...]

Apr 13, 2018

Trump expected to pardon former Cheney aide ‘Scooter’ Libby

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is expected to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby, according to a senior administration official, giving an olive branch to a George W. Bush administration staffer that the former president himself declined to grant. It is unclear why Trump is making the move, but the pardon has been under consideration for several […]

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