Trump grants clemency to 143 people in last night as president

US President, Donald Trump on Tuesday granted clemency to 143 people, using a final act of presidential power to extend mercy and commutations.

Trump, who will depart the White House in the morning, pardoned 73 people and commuted the sentences of 70 more.

Among the pardons are Steve Bannon, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a Democrat who has been serving a 28-year prison on corruption charges, Trump's former campaign manager, rappers Kodak Black and Lil Wayne, as well as his former fundraiser Elliott Broidy. Lil Wayne pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago and former.

Trump also granted clemency to Casey Urlacher, brother of former NFL star Brian Urlacher, who pleaded not guilty in March to charges that he helped run an illegal offshore gambling ring.

Trump signed the documents shortly before midnight, after he spent part of Tuesday consumed with indecision over whether to extend clemency to Bannon, who has been charged with defrauding donors to a charity established to fund the building of a wall on the southern border, according to two aides.

Some inside the White House believed Monday that Bannon would not get a pardon, but Trump continued to consider the matter, balancing Bannon’s previous help to him and potential to help him in the future against what he viewed as disloyal behavior at times.

Bannon, 67, and three others were accused last year of making fraudulent representations as they solicited more than $25 million in donations for a fundraising campaign called “We Build the Wall,” much of it from Trump’s supporters.

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