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Controversy swirls as Trump issues wave of new pardons, commutations


Correction: The original version of this piece omitted the credit for a photo of Rep. Steve Stockman. The credit for that photo should be Gage Skidmore. We regret the error.

President Trump late Tuesday announced a flood of pardons and commutations for three former Republican members of Congress and two others who pleaded guilty in the Russian probe. Trump’s latest round of executive clemency was a nearly 50 percent increase from the number he granted in the previous four years. William Brangham reports.

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