The White House announced, Thursday, that President Donald Trump has pardoned Charles Kushner, father of Jared Kushner, the president’s chief adviser.
The White House said in a statement: “The president issued a presidential pardon for 29 people.”
The amnesty included his former aide and close friend Roger Stone, his former campaign chief Paul Manafort, and Charles Kushner, father of Jared Kushner, the president’s chief adviser.
It is noteworthy that Manafort was found guilty in the framework of the investigation conducted into the Russian interference in the US elections in 2016. Earlier, Trump reduced the criminal sentence issued against Roger Stone, who was convicted of lying to lawmakers under oath.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump pardoned 15 people, including two members of Congress, who were in favor of him, in addition to a number of government contractors who were convicted in the “Baghdad Massacre” in 2007.
Among those who were pardoned were former Republican lawmakers, “Duncan Hunter” of California and “Chris Collins” of New York, who were among the first Republican lawmakers to support Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and Trump also reduced sentences imposed on five other people, including Former Representative Steve Stockman from Texas.
Two officers at the US border who were found guilty of shooting and injuring two Mexican drug traffickers near Texas were also pardoned in 2005.
This pardon sparked criticism from senior Democrats, saying that Trump does not offer this amnesty as a means of repentance or justice, but rather to reward his political allies, protect those who lie to cover up and shelter those guilty of killing civilians.