How else do you cap off a lawless presidency, but with a RECORD NUMBER of pardons and sentence commutations!
From the Associated Press:
The White House says President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentence of 153 others convicted of federal crimes. It’s the most number of individual clemencies in a single day by any president.
Obama has been granting commutations at rapid-fire pace in his final months in office, but he has focused primarily on shortening sentences rather than pardons. Pardons amount to forgiveness of a crime that removes restrictions on the right to vote and lessens the conviction stigma.
Keep in mind, these are just the figures from today! The total number of pardons granted over his entire time in office is much greater!
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